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End-Of-Life Decisions and Facts


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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
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Meeting the needs of Patients - Post
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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






Legislative

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CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO LIFE - END OF SESSION REPORT
October 15th 2008 @ 8:41 am

1. Legislation pertaining to life issues - results.
2. Proposition 4 - Parental Notification.
3. Obama’s claim to being the pro life candidate?
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The Governor, true to his word (sort of) about vetoeing bills if the budget wasn’t settled did go ahead and veto 136 bills, 6 of which we were opposing. Also 5 bills failed to reach his desk which we were also opposing. That’s the good news.

The Governor signed 10 bills into law which we were also opposing. That’s the bad news.

AB 2010. Mark DeSaulnier, (D) Affiliate Clinics: Provisional Licenses. This authorizes Planned Parenthood to set up affiliate abortion and family planning clinics without health department inspections. Years ago an abortionist named Dr. Kenneth Allred sued PP for attempting a monopoly on abortion clinics, thereby taking away his business. He lost, but now it’s official, Planned Parenthood can open anything anywhere it wants with out inspections which speeds up the opening process considerably.

AB 2527. Patty Berg,(D), Medi-Cal: Case Management and Claims. Authorizes a local government agency to contract for a public/private partnership to provide targeted case management services under Medi-Cal. Allows this private entity to directly submit claims for service to the city or local government.

Planned Parenthood has been working for years to become THE provider of health services to women and children. Looks like this is the vehicle and that that’s why they want to quickly open more clinics.

AB 2565. Mike Eng, (D), Hospitals: Brain Death. (this bill must be understood in connection with other end of life bills) Requires hospitals to set up protocols for notifying family or decision makers when patient is nearing death and providing a brief period of time for those family members to get to the hospital. This will be important for those who elect to have the plug pulled.

Endorsed by Ca. Nurses Assn and California Church Impact. This latter is a duke’s mixture of pro abort and ACLU non-profits.

AB 2747. Patty Berg, (D), End-of-Life-Care. Relies on Hospice to carry through the death and dying groups plans to install death by choice (assisted suicide) practices into standard care for elderly and disabled through instruction in all aspects of end of life care including assisted suicide. Endorsed by Choice-In-Dying, ACLU, Commission on Aging, Status of Women Commission and, interestingly enough, Independent Living Centers.

AB 3000. Lois Wolk, (D), Health Care Decisions. Sets out the procedures for supplying the information on end of life decisions.

SB 3015. Julia Brownley,(D). Foster Care. Requires foster parents to participate in training programs designed to ensure that foster children accept diversity and equality training. Endorsed by Equality California.

SB 564. Mark Ridley-Thomas, (D), Public School Health Center Support Program.

Specifies that a school health center may conduct routine physical health, mental health, or oral health assessments, and provide for any services not offered onsite or through a referral process. Requires the State Department of Public Health to establish a grant program to provide technical assistance, and funding for the expansion, renovation, and retrofitting of existing centers, and the development of new centers.

All of this signifies a huge expansion of programs and funding for something euphemistically referred to as “health care.”
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PROP 4, PARENTAL NOTIFICATION.

Yesterday I sent out 4 pages of sample letters to the editor and talking points in support of Prop 4. I hope you got it and saved it and will use it to write your own letters to newspapers. It isn’t too late to go online and order material from the Yeson4.com website. It is free.

If your church won’t let you distribute any fliers, here’s a thought…get some of your friends and yourself to park your cars in the church parking lot on Sundays as close to the front doors as possible or at least prominently in the church parking lot. Put your own flier under your own windshield wiper. No one can make you take it off your own car and no one else can take it off either. Or, order the stick-on label pins that say Yes on 4 and wear that to church.

You can always walk your own neighborhood with fliers placing them under doormats (not in mailboxes and inside screen door decorative grill work). If the homeowner is outside then ask that person if he or she will accept your flier. If they won’t just walk on.

I sent out the sample letters to newspapers item yesterday as I said because the Contra Costa Times came out with a “NO” on Prop 4 saying that it wasn’t a good idea to involve parents in something so private as a teen’s pregnancy.

Well, today’s editorial decries the lack of parental knowledge of a teen’s drinking parties and binges and demands that organizations do something to require parents to be involved. How’s that for two-faced?

There is a huge distortion campaign out there on Prop 4 conducted by Planned Parenthood and others. Anytime you hear something that doesn’t sound right, refer to the Yeson4 site to get the facts - or refer to the material that I sent out - print it out and carry it in your purse or pocket. Thanks.
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OBAMA AND ABORTION.

There is also a huge campaign going on by friends of Obama committees to deny his close association with abortion, the ACLU and several other things including denial that, as an Illinois Senator, he voted to oppose and help defeat a bill that would have required medical personnel to provide life saving services to a “born-alive aborted babies or pre-arranged premature birth” baby. (How’s that for euphemisms?) Be assured that Barack Obama is the most pro abort legislator in the Senate and will be the premier abortion promoting President should he happen to be elected. See the following article taken from the Internet and written by the Family Research Council.

Oxymorons for Obama
Lipstick on a chilling record.

By Tom McClusky (NRO)

A search of the Obama for President website discloses quite a few eclectic groups in support of the junior senator from Illinois. There are “Wiccans for Obama,” “Marxists/Communists/Socialists for Obama” and even “Abortion Providers for Obama.” None of these groupings confused me more, though, than the recent project of Matthew 25, a political-action committee of self described Christians who wish to see Barack Obama become the next President of the United States. Their newest endeavor is called “Pro-Life Obama,” an attempt to cover up the record of the most pro-abortion major presidential candidate this nation has ever seen.

This newest effort seeks to argue that Obama’s proposals of expanding government role in taking care of those not as well off, at the expense of individual responsibility, will help reduce the number of abortions. The offending site offers up “facts on preventing abortions” that relies on biased numbers from abortion provider Planned Parenthood’s research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, or Democratic political groups like Catholics for the Alliance of the Common Good, whose founder is currently a Democratic congressional candidate in the state of Virginia. The data on the site includes statements that “(w)omen below the federal poverty level have abortion rates almost four times those of higher-income women” and that “(t)he majority of women having abortions are in their 20s or younger.” But, the site fails to point out that one major reason for the high abortion rates among these demographics is that Planned Parenthood specifically targets poor minorities and the youth by placing abortion facilities in low income neighborhoods and by crafting “hip” borderline-pornographic websites for teens.

If these “pro-lifers” truly wanted to reduce the number of abortions they might want to take a look at the statistics compiled by Michael New, currently a Bradley fellow at Princeton University. Looking at data compiled by the government’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, New found that state level parental-involvement laws (requiring either the notification or consent of parents before their underage teenage daughter seeks an abortion) have a large impact on reducing abortion among young girls.

Instead of encouraging parental involvement, or any other incremental laws on the subject of abortion, Senator Barack Obama has championed legislation, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which seeks to overturn all state laws that seek to actually reduce the number of abortions. FOCA would not only allow for unrestricted abortions in the United States; it would also require federal and state taxpayer subsidies for the killing of an unborn child.

Obama apologist Douglas Kmiec has said that pro-lifers need not fear FOCA or Obama’s support of the bill. However, Sen. Obama last year vowed to a gathered pro-abortion audience at a Planned Parenthood event that, “The first thing I will do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.” Obama’s promise should raise concern regardless of one’s views on abortion. While the country is in the middle of a financial crisis and a war, his first act would be to make sure that unrestricted taxpayer funded abortion would become the law of the land?

At least seven states have FOCA-type legislation on the books. In each of those states, abortion rates have increased while the national rate has decreased. Maryland adopted a bill similar to Senator Obama’s in 1991. Since that time, abortion rates in the state have increased by 8 percent while the overall national abortion rate decreased by 9 percent. This is all according to Planned Parenthood’s own figures. While it might be debatable what actions one can do to lower cases of abortion, allowing for unrestricted abortions only increases the likelihood of abortion and certainly does not make it rarer as defenders of Senator Obama say he hopes to do.

Taking into account Sen. Obama’s lifelong fealty to pro-abortion groups, his unwavering support for FOCA, his negative actions toward legislation that sought to protect children who survive abortions, his established record against parental involvement laws and his support for taxpayer funded abortions, the phrase “pro-life Obama” deserves to be retired to the oxymoronic dictionary right in between “jumbo shrimp” and “reality television.”

Tom McClusky is the vice president of government affairs for FRCAction, the political-action arm of the Family Research Council.

-Camille
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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