Roe v. Wade: Science now provides the truth

January 18, 2019

March for Life holds its annual gathering in Washington D.C. today. This year’s theme is, “Unique From Day One.”

This informative commentary,Why Science Strengthens the Pro-Life Argument,” by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, is definitely worth your time.

Scientific and medical advances have impacted the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision in ways that could not be envisioned in 1973. Ultrasound wondrously shows fetal development, a beating heart and an undeniable, unique, human life —- even allowing parents to know the sex of their preborn child. Familial DNA, telling our generational story, is affixed from conception.

Agents of depriving life to preborn humans are celebrating the legal ability to destroy it. A breakfast event, held at the San Diego Hilton Resort and Spa advertises itself as the “46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Breakfast Celebration.” It’s hosted by a group known by the dubious moniker, “Coalition for Reproductive Justice.”  The question of whether it’s just to murder the defenseless within what should be the safest place on earth —- their mother’s womb —- is of no consequence to the celebrants who sell event tables for up to $2500. The San Diego “celebration” is one among many across the country.

Undeniably, life begins at conception. Medical advances now allow successful surgeries to be performed on preborn babies, providing incontrovertible evidence that life begins long before birth and what abortion proponents describe as a ‘clump of cells” is actually a growing baby whose life matters.

Web MD provides this spectacular slide show titled, “Fetal development month by month,” detailing a baby’s growth from conception to birth.

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McCain verified as source to discredit Pres. Trump

January 4, 2019

Buried in the end-of-the-year news of 2018, was something the adoring Arizona Republic neglected to mention during its inexhaustible coverage of John McCain and his seemingly endless funerals.

Gregg Re, writing for Fox News, a more reliable source than Arizona’s newspaper of record, has a fascinating report that verifies what we’ve suspected about the less than praiseworthy John McCain. Rather than deserving of days of fawning coverage and a rotogravure-like magazine insert commemorating the far less than sterling man, Re uses these words in his opening:

An associate of the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain shared with Buzzfeed News a copy of the unverified, salacious opposition research dossier alleging that Russians had compromising material on President Trump, according to a bombshell federal court filing Wednesday.

McCain had strenuously denied being the source for Buzzfeed after it published the dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. In recent days, the dossier’s credibility has increasingly come under question, as the Yahoo News investigative reporter who broke news of its existence said many of its claims were “likely false,” and an adviser to ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen said Cohen never went to Prague to pay off Russian hackers, as alleged in the dossier.

Nevertheless, the FBI extensively relied on the dossier in its warrant applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in seeking to surveil Trump aide Carter Page. On four occasions, the FBI also incorrectly suggested to the FISA court that the Yahoo reporter, Michael Isikoff, had written an article that provided an independent basis to surveil Page — even though London court records revealed Isikoff was, in fact, relying on the leaks from the dossier’s author. (Page, who has not been charged with wrongdoing, is now suing the DNC for defamation.)

Earlier this year, Fox News reported that a top McCain associate, David Kramer, had been briefed on the dossier written by British ex-spy Christopher Steele in late November 2016 in Surrey, England. Kramer invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to avoid testifying before House Republicans about his handling of the dossier.

 

In 2013, SRAZ posted,McCain may support “rock star” Hillary in 2016.” He also referred to Fox News as “schizophrenic.” In retrospect it appears he was setting the stage for his future collusion with the DNC on behalf of Hillary.

Read the entire Fox News report here. It’s definitely worth your time.  McCain is no longer above ground, but his contemptible legacy, exemplified by his vengeful desire to obliterate President Trump —- who attained the position which eluded him —- lives on.  

 


Court rules pregnant moms’ drug use not child abuse

December 29, 2018

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in its collective wisdom, reversed the decision of a lower court and has ruled that women who use illegal drugs while pregnant can’t be considered perpetrators of child abuse against their newly born children, under the state’s child protection law.

Why, you might ask?

In the 16-page opinion, issued Friday, in which the mother is anonymously referred to by initials, the court’s majority determined the law’s definition of a child doesn’t include fetuses or unborn children —- opining victims of perpetrators must be children —- “a person under 18 years of age” —- just not too far under that interpretation.

A 1997 statute specifically exempts pregnant women and abortion providers from facing charges in the death of a pre-born baby.

Two justices who dissented waffled, saying what should matter is when the injury manifests itself, and that can be after the child is born.

This case involves a newborn girl who was hospitalized for 19 days last year undergoing treatment for drug addiction that caused severe withdrawal symptoms. Her mother resumed drug use after being released from jail two weeks before the baby was born in January 2017. At the time of birth, she tested positive for opiates, marijuana and benzodiazepines.

The mother’s lawyer, David S. Cohen, called the high court’s decision a victory for public health and the rights of women and children. His client does not have custody of the child. Though not surprising, the Pennsylvania branch of the far left American Civil Liberties Union also holds the opinion that women should not face criminal charges for using illicit drugs while pregnant saying it stigmatizes them and makes them fearful.

In Pennsylvania, pre-born children are not fortunate enough to legally count, although they are able to have life saving, in utero surgery performed on their tiny living bodies.

Five of the seven Justices are Democrats.


Dead child at border: Facts can’t compete with agenda

December 17, 2018

If you’re among the dwindling number of Arizonans who still read the Arizona Republic newspaper and its USA Today insert, yet possess an above room temperature IQ, you should understand that you’re routinely being fed skewed news.

A prime example is the story that’s been garnering a lot of media attention. It relates to the unfortunate death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl illegally crossing the border with her father. According to the newspaper account the child was all but killed by agents who deprived her of food and water during their 8 hours in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody.

It’s a horrific report, to be sure, but one that begs for a closer evaluation since it turns out the girl’s father disputes the “facts” in the account, saying he had “no complaints” about the treatment she received.

He says both he and his child were given food and water.  The media say she died of dehydration. Who to believe…the child’s father or illegal advocates with an open border agenda?

How dare we expect our borders to be respected? Attempting to maintain safety and national security for our own citizens reeks of bigotry, according to the illegals who so love the USA, they hurl rocks and bottles at the agents, as they simultaneously wave the flags of the countries they so desire to leave.

It’s long past time to address the facts: The burden associated with the illegal invasion shouldered by American taxpayers is astronomical — $116 billion annually according to this 2017 report. The Center for Immigration Studies reports Non-citizens commit a disproportionate share of federal crimes.

Additionally, the issue of Birthright Citizenship, which many Constitutional scholars believe is a misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, needs to be revisited. It was originally put into place immediately following the Civil War to rightfully provide U.S. citizenship to the American-born children of African-born slaves. Besides now granting citizenship to children born to illegal parents, it under-girds a lucrative industry known as “birth tourism.”  Seeing Red AZ addressed this problem beginning in 2010:

Aug. 9, 2010: Anchor babies and “birth tourism” making the news

April 21, 2011: Birthright citizenship? Increasing opposition seen

Feb. 2, 2013: Illegal immigration: The missing components


Fmer Mesa Police Chief George Gascon: Arrogance personified

December 11, 2018

It hardly seems like a decade ago we were writing about George Gascon, then Mesa’s police chief, who consistently advocated limp enforcement policies for illegal invaders.

Cuban-born Gascon left the East Valley city to heed the sultry siren’s call of far left San Francisco where he became police chief in 2009. Possessing a law degree, he was initially appointed in 2011 then elected District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco by then-Mayor, now Governor-elect, Gavin Newsom. Gascon boasts about reducing crime rates —- by selectively charging crimes which he claims disproportionately target minorities —- while fighting construction of a much-needed new jail.

You might call it a bullet-like, precision-driven trajectory for this leftist in the Democrat-controlled city and county —- until it appears to have pitched and plummeted with a thud by way of arrogant missteps.

Gascon, the top cop and then district attorney, who should know better, haughtily thinks he is above the law. 

The December 9, 2018 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle reports on the lawsuit resulting from a former senior investigator who was fired for blowing the whistle on his boss, San Francisco District Attorney Gascon, whom he alleged carried a gun while flying —- in violation of federal law.

Gascon reacted with a “pattern of retaliation and harassment” that culminated in the termination of senior investigator Henry G. McKenzie on Oct. 30, 2017, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

In this Nov. 24  court filing, McKenzie says that Gascon repeatedly carried a gun onboard commercial flights in violation of federal law after becoming D.A. in January 2012.

According to the suit, members of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Investigators Association, which included McKenzie, discussed the “need to blow the whistle” on Gascon’s potential criminal violations in early 2017.


Facts re: judicial order restricting Trump’s border security 

November 24, 2018

Those of us who pay attention are aware of the Nov.19, judicial decision resulting in a nationwide restraining order barring President Donald Trump from denying asylum to caravans of illegal aliens who cross over the southern border between legitimate points of entry.

After advocates for the thousands of foreign invaders from Central America did some judge shopping, they found their ideal black-robed decider on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California,

How much do any of us know about Judge Jon Steven Tigar? He fits the metric for an Obama appointee. The former San Francisco public defender graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law. And as an immigrant himself, his bias is clearly with  the illegal border crossers. The difference is, he arrived legally from London, England, where his father was a law professor. But when there is an opportunity to constrain the Republican President of the United States, the lines predictably blur.

Michael Cutler, writing for FrontPagemag provides an in-depth report in which he concludes the judge’s ruling “ignores the Constitution, the 9/11 Commission Report and common-sense.”  Cutler’s impressive bio and previous articles can be read here.

Federal judge blocks Trump’s asylum ban on illegal aliens,“ is highly recommended reading to bring us up to speed on the federal judiciary’s attempts to hamstring President Trump’s efforts to provide security to America’s citizens and expect our sovereign border to be respected.

Previous generations of immigrants came legally — often processed through Ellis Island. They were eager to learn English, acclimate and became proud Americans taking our nation‘s history as their own. Today we are told to “Press One for Spanish.” Using California as a template, these facts from the California Department of Education’s Language Census: Fall 2017 stand out:

A total of 2,637,412 students (English Learners and Fluent English Proficient) speak a language other than English in their homes. This number represents about 42.3 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.

Americanization is now a contemptible goal. We are no longer a “melting pot,” but rather a “salad bowl,” of distinct ethnicities where diversity, rather than unity, is celebrated. Hyphenated Americans have become the norm. And a single Obama-appointed judge like Jon S. Tigar wields more power than our elected president.


Border Patrol apprehends 654 illegals in Yuma, AZ

November 16, 2018

12 illegal aliens have joined in a legal action suing Pres. Trump for denying them their “rights” to claim asylum in the United States

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) substantiates the most recent apprehension of 654 illegal aliens from Guatemala surging across the U.S. border near Yuma in just two days this week. According to this press release, these aliens are not believed to be associated with the large caravan being monitored traveling through Mexico to the United States.

The groups illegally entered on both sides of the San Luis Port of Entry where there is outdated border wall infrastructure. Larger numbers have started to illegally cross shallow portions of the Colorado River near Yuma.

Yet in a display of unmitigated gall, a dozen illegals, aided by accommodating pro-invasion legal teams — even asking for “an awarding of costs and attorneys’ fees” — are suing President Trump, (legal document linked) citing his “shockingly unconstitutional“ actions in not swinging our door wide open to accommodate and provide taxpayer-funded benefits to the hordes of invaders.

This CBP chart details the realities in raw numbers dating back to Fiscal Year 2012. Apprehensions have increased under President Trump’s administration, which has prioritized border security.

Year to date apprehensions in the Yuma Sector are up over 150% compared to this date in Fiscal Year 2018.  Total Fiscal Year 2018 apprehensions were more than double total Fiscal Year 2017 numbers. According to CBP statistics, 60,745 invaders were apprehended or were deemed inadmissible while attempting to enter the U.S. illegally via the southern border in October, the first month of the fiscal year 2019.

A total of 521,090 foreign nationals were apprehended at the southern border in fiscal year 2018 – up from 451,514 in fiscal year 2017. In Yuma alone, more than 26,000 were apprehended in fiscal year 2018. 

Additional information regarding unaccompanied minors and others entering along other southwest border sectors including El Paso and Laredo Texas, Tucson, Arizona and San Diego, California is reported by CBP.