Saturday, October 28, 2006

Toby Nixon and Abortion

Toby Nixon (R) of the 45th Legislative District in Washington state is running for state senator to replace liberal republican pro-abortion senator Bill Finkbeiner.

Under what he calls "Abortion and Reproductive Health", Toby has this utterly strange, muddled, uninformed, and contradictory statment on his web site's issues page. Toby just happens to be a Mormon.
I am pro-life –- and if asked, would personally advise anyone against having an abortion except to save themselves from grave physical harm. But the public generally supports the Supreme Court’s decisions on women’s reproductive health. In respect for the will of the people, I do not seek to prohibit early term abortions. However, taxpayer dollars should not be used to pay for any elective medical procedure, including abortion, but only in cases of medical necessity.

If the public generally supported the idea that "the Mormons must be treated as enemies, and must be exterminated or driven from the State if necessary for the public peace...." and were "unwanted." would he respect the will of the people then?

As for the "reproductive health" jargon, Toby should know better. He attended the Susan B. Anthony List's seminar when they came to the Seattle area. He knows there is nothing healthy about abortion.

Just like with Dave Reichert and most of the democratic party for that matter, if you ain't got the money or the votes you ain't got a voice.

Since When?

"The days of the back-alley abortions are gone," Judge Giovine told Berdiel, according to an Asbury Park Press newspaper report.

I've got some bad news for you Judge...Here's just a partial list of deaths at just one U.S. abortion center:

Denise Holmes, age 24, 1970
Patricia Chacon, age 16, 1984
Mary Pena, age 43, 1984
Josefina Garcia, age 37, 1985
Lanice Dorsey, age 17, 1986
Joyce Ortenzio, age 32, 1988
Tami Suematsu, age 19, 1988
Susan Levy, age 30, 1992
Deanna Bell, age 13, 1992
Christina Mora, age 18, 1994
Kimberly Neil, 2000
Chanelle Bryant, age 22, 2004

Thanks to Christina at Real Choice for providing this list.
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Friday, October 27, 2006

Show the Truth Hits UW

Ed Sauley of “Show the Truth” brought his truth tour to the University of Washington yesterday and the PI actually covered it. Silent No More Awareness had been invited to attend to share the harmful effect that abortion has on women but no one was available that day.

According to the story in the PI, several pro-abortion demonstrators, including Radical Women, attended to try and hide the truth about abortion. They tried it earlier this year at Show the Truth's tour in Olympia (click under Events to see the photo) and they tried to do it when Silent No More Awareness held their gatherings in Westlake Park in January 2006 and January 2005. At the SNMA Westlake Park gatherings pro-abortion demonstrators had bull-horns (used illegally) to try and drown us out, to no avail. In 2005, Planned Parenthood of Western Washington and the abortion mill, and darling of the Seattle media/political/business elite, Aradia Women's clinic, had initially tried to shout us down and force us out. Bad-publicity, however, resulted for PP when KOMO News Radio 1000 played portions of women's testimonies almost every hour two days in a row, forcing them to leave the field. We haven't seen them since.

In a post filed under "Higher Education", a blogger named Matt Rosenberg also posts about yesterday’s “Show the Truth” rally at the University of Washington. Mr. Rosenberg supports the free speech rights of the demonstrators and rightly criticizes the UW administration and the pro-abortion protesters who tried to cover up the truth about abortion. It’s too bad Mr. Rosenberg and Sound Politics, Mr. Rosenberg's blogging home, couldn’t grant the same consideration to preserving the First Amendment rights of the pharmacists in our state.

The great thing about being pro-life is that we can cite Jefferson, Moses, Locke, John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Aquinas, Montesquieu, Maritain.

Mr. Rosenberg gets to quote...Wendy McElroy. A woman with no claim to any area of expertise on matters of science, political or moral philosophy, social ethics, embryology, or the U.S. Constitution. She's simply your garden variety feminist dabbling in the philosophies of Nitchte, Satre and Kinsey.

Miss McElroy's essay includes this line, which Mr. Rosenberg enthusiastically supports, "The best hope of limiting the divisiveness comes from voices in the middle that are not fully committed to pro-choice or pro-life." That's a great idea in theory but the reality is there is no middle with any voice. Washington's pro-life movement is waiting anxiously for Rosenberg, McElroy, et al. to start pushing for greater oversight of abortion centers, ending or decreasing funding for Planned Parenthood, informed consent laws, parental notification, fetal pain laws, and laws that would make it easier for a woman to sue her abortionist. In the states where these laws have passed it's been through the efforts of pro-lifers, not pro-choicers.

Why are all the voices who claim to be in the middle silent when it comes to fighting the abortion lobby and politicians who are trying to put CPS out of business with laws and phony law suits? Why don't they encourage those "moderate" and "mainstream" Republican politicians they love so much to come out and give voice to this so-called great middle that is neither pro-choice or pro-life? Perhaps it's because they aren't in the middle afterall.

In the meantime I'll keep hoping.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Cavalry Has Arrived

Michelle McIntyre has started her own blog (Sorry I'm a little late getting this notice up!) Life of the Party.

Michelle is a dear friend of mine and her voice is sorely needed in this state. While we at AIW try to cover a mix of abortion related news, state abortion politics, post-abortion healing opportunities for the women and men of Washington, pro-life activities and commentary, Michelle's blog will cover mainly politics, specifically republican party politics, and anything or anybody that needs a swift kick in the pants. Already she's taken on the state's pro-abortion republican politicians and the people who love them (you might be surprised to hear who), rallied the troops in support of South Dakota, and scouted out great grassroots pro-life video commentary at The Vent.

I've added her blog to the blog roll. Welcome Michelle.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Story of "no choice" Supports need for Parental-notification

You're standing on the gang-plank. You hold your child in your arms. An angry, abusive pirate is lurking somewhere behind you. You don't want him to hurt your baby. The sharks swim in the ocean below. You can jump knowing your child will die but you will live and the child will escape abuse. The people who suggested the gang-plank as an escape route in the first place, and extracted a large fee for its use, ask you if you "are sure you want to do this" several times. They don't, however, tell you about several of the hidden paths off the island away from the pirate. You decide to jump. What's wrong with this story and have you really made a free choice?

The incomparable Dawn Eden takes out The Oregonian's attempt to turn voters away from Oregon's parental-notification ballot measure 43.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Important Polling Information

RealChoice has an excellent poll I would recommend to all you pro-choice-abortion folks out there.

Remote Controlled Hunting

According to Dave Reichert's re-election web site, the Seattle Times has endorsed the candidate with this statement, "The former King County sheriff has an impressive record of public service and has shown a conscience-driven independent streak that reflects his moderate district."

Conscience-driven? Conscience-driven? What definition of conscience are they using? And what pray tell is "moderate" about allowing the state, the court, a quasi-husband, and a business to conspire in the killing of an innocent human being. And if that's how the Seattle Times defines "public service" then we need a whole new vocabulary to just read the newspaper in Seattle.

Reichert is now bragging about his lack of conscience in his latest TV ads with this line, "I opposed Bush on Schiavo."

That a former police officer, an officer of the law, would employ braggadocio to discuss a crime he did nothing to prevent and use it as a political strategy for wooing voters does not seem to bode well for our state or nation.

With each and every campaign in Washington it's becoming more and more clear that the ideals of the Constitution and the basic principle that all men are endowed with the unalienable right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness have been abandoned by those elected to uphold those values. The reality is I suppose more frightening and jolting to the conscience if we consider that our politicians are being elected for the specific purpose of violating those principles and... the state's largest newspaper cheers them on.

If the statement "I opposed Bush on Schiavo", i.e. "I helped kill and innocent woman" is actually a rallying point for voters and specifically "moderates" then it is apparent that our fellow citizens cannot be counted on to protect us either. For decades now the "protecting" professions -- the police, politicians, doctors, and judges -- have refused to protect citizens or are actively involved in attacks on us. Only those with the money and the votes, which the unborn, the sick, the weak, and disabled don't have, will rule the roost and if you look closely you'll see that those shouting "death!" have the upper-hand when it comes to votes and money.

It has been said that Roe v. Wade created an open season on the unborn. With unfettered euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research a few election cycles away, society is poised to take aim at them as well. On his web site Dave Reichert comes out against "Remote Controlled Hunting" of animals. Too bad he can't take the same position when it comes to people.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Calling All Artists and Creative Types

Please consider using your talents toward a good and worthy cause: The defunding of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood of Western Washington is consistently ranked among the top 5 most profitable Planned Parenthoods in the nation. Therefore, artists in our state have a special calling to paticipate in this contest. Thanks to the blog The Truth About Margaret Sanger for sponsoring this competition.

It is time again for the Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art Contest. This year's contest will highlight the 80th Anniversary of Margaret Sanger's speech to the the women's branch of the Silver Lake Ku Klux Klan. In her own 1938 autobiography, Margaret Sanger An Autobiography (1971 reprint by Dover Publications, Inc. of the 1938 original published by W.W. Norton & Company) Sanger indicates at pages 366-367 that the she got along quite well with members of a New Jersey branch of the Ku Klux Klan at her 1926 speech, eventually getting a "dozen invitations to speak to similar groups."

Participants in this year's contest are encouraged to commemorate Sanger at the Klan rally in unique artistic ways. Drawings, cartoons, historical novels, haiku, dance, plays, videos, paintings, quilts, rap, actual photos of Silver Lake, modern interpretations of Sanger speaking to the Klan, reenactments of the actual speech on YouTube, audio recordings of actual Sanger quotes she may have reused when speaking to the Klan - - there is no limit to the artistic ways this historic event can be commemorated.

If you make a submission and live in the state of Washington please send it to me and I will post it on AIW blog.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Denial is not a River in Egypt

We know Dr. Cullins of Planned Parenthood is compromised and we really shouldn't be shocked or upset by this stuff any more but really, how much longer are they going to be able to get away with this stuff?

On the other hand I do like their Legal Disclaimer which is bookmarked to this headline:

3. Information Obtained Through the PPFA Web Site Does Not Constitute Medical, Legal, or Other Professional Advice

Churches, Youth Orgs Partner with Planned Parenthood on Civil Rights Group

Joseph Bryars at Abortion Watch reports the disapointing news that "Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, announced last week that it has joined the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), sharing membership with such organizations as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Junior League, the Teamsters, YMCA and the National Bar Association, among others."

If you are a member of or contributor to any of the organizations that are part of the LCCR, I would encourage you to start putting the pressure on these organizations to get Planned Parenthood out of the LCCR.

Joseph makes this recommendation, "Pro-life members of these organizations should ask their leadership to revaluate its association with the LCCR since it now has common cause with the nation’s largest abortion provider." I, however, hesitate encouraging groups who are sincerely pro-life to pull their membership in LCCR. We need people on the inside fighting against Planned Parenthood, not pulling out in defeat and retreat. This only creates a vacuume that the pro-abortion side is only too willing to fill.

I scanned quickly through the membership list of LCCR and sadly I don't see any "fighters" for the pro-life cause there. Not the USCCB. Not Catholic Charities. Certainly not the ACLU, the NEA, or the League of Women Voters.

Which incidentally confirms an AIW axiom -- "Any group that isn't explicitly pro-life will become pro-choice overtime."

Monday, October 09, 2006

Seattle Abortion Gals Gather with Nancy Pelosi

The same day that Silent No More Awareness will be gathering in Olympia to share testimony about the harmful effects of abortion, i.e. the truth, representatives from the state's abortion industry and political community will be gathering to raise money for one of their own.
Karen Cooper - NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Valerie Tarico -- Anti-Christian supporter of the Wisdom of Abortion
Pamela Eakes -- Executive Director of Women's Leadership Forum
Linden Rhoads -- Founder Washington Women for Choice
Trudi Inslee -- NARAL Board Member
Michele Rosen -- Member of JAC and abortion rally participant


For a Lunch Reception in Support of Darcy Burner
Future Congresswoman from Washington's 8th District
Friday, October 13th, 2006 12:00pm- 1:30pm
Tea and light fare will be served

Contributions and gifts to Burner for Congress not tax deductible for federal tax purposes. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per election cycle.

Proabortion Campaign Goes on Offense Against Women, Post Abortion Groups

A story in the LA Times interviews a young womyn named Emma Tupper from Seattle who is helping to fight the South Dakota abortion ban.

Is this the same Emma Tupper?

This must be the week for going after the post-abortion movement. Here's two more scare-quotes -- "post-abortive support groups" and "side effects". What I'd give to see "reproductive health" and "pro-choice" in quotes in the Seattle Times and PI. Then there's the general dismissal of the reality of post-abortion trauma and a good dose of misinformation/laziness. Readers of this blog know that the American Psychological Assn. stated earlier this year that their support for abortion is not based on the evidence but rather ideology, or what they call "civil rights."

The concept that women are exploited by abortion has been nurtured by the many "post-abortive support groups" around the nation. Unruh runs one such group in Sioux Falls; the women gather to mourn and to help one another through "side effects" as varied as substance abuse, anorexia and detached parenting.

Abortion-rights supporters respond with exasperation. The American Psychological Assn. has found that abortion carries few long-term emotional risks. And clinic doctors routinely turn away women who are uncertain or seem to have been coerced.

Routeinely? Routinely?! Then how come I hear so many testimonies from women who cried going in and coming out of their abortion? If that doesn't qualify for "uncertain" then I don't know what does. Any other business would kick them out of the store at the very least. The better stores would try and comfort the poor woman and most importantly remove her from the sales floor. They certainly wouldn't try and force her into a purchase. How about the woman who actaully ran out of a Washington state clinic only to have the clinic worker and her boyfriend run after her and bring her back in? What could possibly justify doing the abortion that day? Do the words "come back tomorrow" every enter their vocabulary.

Those wishing to set the record straight with Ms. Simon can email her at You can also contact the Readers' Rep. via their online form.

Scary Post-Abortive Women

Some magazine I've never heard of but is apparently very popular in Seattle includes this article in their October issue belittling the pro-woman aspect of the pro-life movement in general and the South Dakota abortion ban in particular.

Scare-quote award of the week goes to the use of "post-abortive women" in this sentence -- "...a busload of “post-abortive women," called the Fleet for Little Feet...”

As one of our Washington Silent No More Awareness speakers said this year after the Feds beefed up their presence at our silent vigil outside Washington NARAL's January 2006 Pro-Roe rally, "Lee Anne and I should feel flattered that we would warrant an increase in the police protection. Let's see that is 3 policeman each for both of us. We are a couple of really scary post abortive women with a lot of positive anger!"

(On a side note: Authors Reva Siegel and Sarah Blustain need to connect with the advertising department, which seems to be at least a little more clued in to reality as evidenced by the fact that they have a 3-inch banner ad linking to Feminists for Life's "Pro-Woman Answers to Pro-Choice Questions." Or maybe they just need the money.)

Mark Foley Scandal

Pro-abortion congressman gives new meaning to the phrase, "Every child a wanted child."