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Body part peddlers complain that prolifers make them “look bad”

End-Of-Life Decisions and Facts


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Assembly Select Committee On Women's Reproductive Health,
Wednesday,
March 11th, 2020


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Landmark Cases explores the human stories and constitutional dramas behind some of the most significant and frequently cited decisions in the Supreme Court's history


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TS Radio interview
about Palliative Care
and the Legislative Process


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Meeting the needs of Patients - Post
Roe v. Wade



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CA Senate Health Committee SB 24 hearing on April 3, 2019.


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The Star of Bethlehem shines brightly on the newborn child, Jesus.


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This child doesn’t need Government mandated Pre-K schooling. Young John is the grandchild of a very fine Pro Life Family.


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Four month and six month old human fetal skeletons, displayed At the Federal Civil War Medical and Military history Museum, in Silver Spring, MD. Display can be found in new more current segment of the museum’s historical displays.


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Mary Catherine was an abandoned new-born, found in Antioch and buried by Ca. Right to Life and Birthright of concord, at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, Ca. along with 24 other pre-born babies.


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Come Holy Spirit, enlighten the minds and hearts of your people!
July 4th, 2018






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PLEASE MEET DENNIS AND PEGGY CUDDY AUTHORS AND HISTORIANS OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

August 4, 2020

Dear Friends in the Pro Life Movement

I would like to introduce you to Dennis and Peggy Cuddy of No. Carolina. This is a mother and son team devoted to writing and informing people about the dangers of government control of the family.

In 1997 Peggy had published a booklet entitled: The Graspers: Is your Family Safe from them?

Peggy, had begun reporting on the, then strange, educational programs being developed and promoted by professors at The U. of No. Carolina at Chapel Hill where she had once worked. The program entitled the Abecedarian project is now touted throughout academia as the Social Emotional Learning agenda the focus of which is transferring the ultimate control of the child from the family to the state.

Dennis, aside from being a Professor, has authored about 20 books and dozens of articles. I invite you to visit the site NewsWithviews where you will find all his archived reports. There you will learn much about the characters and philosophies of many of the elitists who down through the decades have striven to be the powers behind the thrones of government leading us to the condition of the world as we know it today. . violence, terrorism, pandemics, attacks on our Constitutional rights, to name but a few.

All of his works are archived in the website. Below is a small example of his writing, extracted from a November 30, 2015 report entitled HOW TO DESTROY AMERICA. (I have permission from Dennis to publish).

Here is a brief paragraph of the above mentioned article:

Unfortunately, the United States has forsaken the Biblical values of the American Revolution and has adopted the values of the French Revolution instead.

In the early 1900s, Communist theoretician Antonio Gramsci wrote SOCIALISMO E FASCISMO: L’ORDINE NUOVO (SOCIALISM AND FASCISM: THE NEW ORDER) proposing to defeat the West by capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches, the media, etc. After the Communist Revolution in Russia in 1917, John Dewey (”Father of Progressive Education”) went to the Soviet Union, and in THE NEW REPUBLIC (December 5, 1928) expressed his admiration of the Bolsheviks, who were undermining the church and the family. In 1932, the National Education Association made Dewey their honorary president, and the next year he co-authored the atheistic HUMANIST MANIFESTO.

The financial situation of the Cuddy family has been drastically depleted due to unwillingness to move Peggy into Government care but in order to continue to provide her proper care we hope that you or your organization consider lifting-up the family in prayer for the spiritual strength and financial assistance now necessary for Peggy’s return to stable health and assistance in meeting the healthcare bills quickly mounting.

Here is Dennis’ plea for financial assistance for his mother’s continuing care:

Peggy Cuddy has been a strong prolife advocates for decades, publishing articles and attending marches, but recently she has suffered horribly. A doctor gave her the wrong medicine resulting in an acute brain disease, which has cost us $160,000 out-of-pocket so far and has taken almost all my life savings. Medicine given for back pain wiped out her immune system, causing a relatively minor face cancer to quickly triple in size! Seeking relief from dehydration and aspiration, she was informed by an ER doctor all she could do was “go home and suffer.” Two weeks ago she was admitted to a hospital with a slight fever, given nothing to eat for 3 days, was then placed in Intensive care and developed Mersa. After several attempts to have her tested for COVID, she was finally tested positive, placed in critical care, and is now fighting for her life on a ventilator and dialysis machine. Please pray for her and help us financially to pay her bills.

Peggy’s son, Dennis Cuddy (our address is 1027 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC 27605).

Please give some thought to assisting this family. Please, also, share this request with others whom you think might be able to provide help to two long time loyal members of the Right to Life community.

Sincerely,
Camille Giglio. Director
California Right to Life Committee


10/17 Deadline Approaching On New ObamaCare Regulations

10/17 Deadline to Comply with New Federal Regs

HHS regulations addressing "Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities" went into effect in July. These regulations implement Section 1557 of the "Affordable Care Act." 

Provisions in the rule mandate that most physicians accepting federal funds will be required to post and publish a "notice of nondiscrimination" beginning on October 17 along with "taglines written in at least the top 15 languages spoken by limited English proficient populations statewide."

HHS provides templates for the required notification and taglines here:

http://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/section-1557/translated-resources/index.html

Other guidance about complying with these new rules can be found here:

http://www.hhhealthlawblog.com/2016/07/providers-must-post-new-nondiscrimination-notices.html and here:

http://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/section-1557

Receiving payment from Medicare Part B does not alone make a physician a "covered entity" under these regulations, but accepting other federal funds, for instance Medicaid and "meaningful use" payments, does. HHS states that "the regulation would likely cover almost all licensed physicians because they accept Federal financial assistance from sources other than Medicare Part B."

A dangerous aspect of the new regulation is that it greatly expands the definition of discrimination and therefore exposure of covered physicians to discrimination lawsuits by any patient and/or enforcement action by the federal government.

Note that accepting the first dollar of federal funding through Medicaid or any type of federal financial assistance (Medicare Part B is not considered federal financial assistance) is "volunteering" to help implement a radical social and political agenda of unlimited scope. The rule declines to provide illustrative scenarios because enforcement will depend on "an analysis that is nuanced and fact-dependent." The cost of federal funding is incalculable: first there is the enormous "investment" in attempts to comply. Then there is the risk of loss of one’s entire career and assets because of one dissatisfied patient who demanded a service a physician could not provide because it would violate his conscience. This could involve a religious prohibition, or simply the Hippocratic prohibition against killing or harming a patient.

If a physician declines to participate in certain procedures, then that physician could be ambushed by a patient who is heavily funded by a wealthy advocacy group. Once there is a multi-million dollar judgment against a physician, few will dare exercise their right of conscience again.

The Obama Administration has indicated that it will not allow exceptions under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which is what Hobby Lobby prevailed under. Instead, this new regulation asserts that there is a compelling interest to eliminate discrimination, and thus RFRA does not help.

A legal challenge to this regulation was filed by five states, but that Complaint does not focus on the problem of unleashing private new lawsuits against physicians for this. Thus, while AAPS will continue to monitor the implementation of these new rules and seek opportunities to challenge aspects that endanger physicians and their patients, the best protection for physicians is to withdraw from any activities that accept HHS funding except possibly Medicare Part B. It is also advisable for those who do accept Part B to become a "nonparticipating provider" at the earliest opportunity to facilitate complete withdrawal if it becomes necessary.

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to our 501(c)3 legal wing, the American Health Legal Foundation. AHLF continues the fight to protect independent physicians and their patients, and with your help, it will investigate legal strategies to stop these new dangerous regulations.

Tax-deductible donations to AHLF can be made online at: http://AmericanHealthLegalFoundation.org or by mail to: AHLF, 1601 N. Tucson Blvd. Suite 9, Tucson, AZ, 85716.



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Go west, old man! Go west!

How do you discourage suicide by assisting suicide?


In 1976, Governor Jerry Brown approved a legal right for terminally ill patients to end so-called life-sustaining treatment. (from CalWatchdog article)

The following comes from an October 6 Careful! blog post by Michael Cook:

Ten percent of Americans now have access to assisted suicide after Jerry Brown, governor of California, approved Assembly Bill 15 yesterday.

Assisted suicide had failed in California six times since 1988. But exactly one year ago, on October 6, Compassion & Choices released a superbly-crafted video about Brittany Maynard, a winsome 29-year-old Californian woman with a brain tumor, who had to move to Oregon because assisted suicide was illegal in her own state. It became a YouTube sensation; the tears trickling down her cheeks drowned opposing arguments in a flood of emotion.

And will the new law actually result in fewer people committing suicide as its supporters have promised?

Dramatic new findings about the Oregon experience with physician-assisted suicide (PAS) were published today in the Southern Medical Journal which suggest that this is not true. In a fine-grained statistical analysis of the experience in the four American states where PAS is currently legal British academics David Albert Jones and David Paton show that “the introduction of PAS seemingly induces more self-inflicted deaths than it inhibits”.

The suggestion that legalization reduces the total number of suicides and postpones those that do occur is a popular argument on the right-to-die side. It was first mooted by libertarian economist and jurist Richard Posner and has subsequently been adopted by assisted suicide advocates around the world. It allows advocates of assisted suicide to claim, paradoxically, that they are against suicide. But there is precious little data to support it.

Now the study by Jones and Paton shows that Posner’s argument is plainly wrong. In fact, PAS could actually increase an inclination to suicide in others.

As psychiatrist Aaron Kheriarty points out in an commentary in the same journal: “Several well-studied phenomena in the social sciences and suicide literature suggest that Posner’s hypothesis was dubious, even before empirical testing. You do not discourage suicide by assisting suicide.”

One of the best-studied phenomena of suicide is the Werther effect, named after a disappointed lover who takes his own life in Goethe’s 18th century novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. The book was phenomenally popular and sparked a rash of copycat suicides throughout Prussia. The dangers of glorifying suicide are so obvious that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the National Institute for Mental Health, the World Health Organization, and the Surgeon General recommend the utmost discretion in reporting suicides, lest vulnerable
people succumb to the siren call of suicide.

California’s new law shows that the copycat effect is alive and well. Jerry Brown and California have followed Brittany Marnard over the edge.

(Original Article)


 
 
Take away God, all respect for civil laws, all regard for even the most necessary institutions disappears; justice is scouted; the very liberty that belongs to the law of nature is trodden underfoot; and men go so far as to destroy the very structure of the family, which is the first and firmest foundation of the social structure.
- St. Pius X, Jucunda Sane, March 12, 1904