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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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.


Michele Reagan: New P/T gig requires black attire

December 4, 2018

After a series of blunders, Michele Reagan recently lost her election for a second term as Arizona Secretary of State. The position, known as “a heart beat away from the governor’s office,” has frequently been the line of succession since Arizona has no Lieutenant Governor. The base salary is $70,000.

But never fear. She won’t be showing up at a soup kitchen. Besides being vested in the elected officials retirement plan, she’s following in her Dad’s footsteps, and going the Justice of the Peace route, which pays full time JPs $101,500. No law degree is required. A high school diploma, the ability to speak English, state residency and a pulse suffice. A quickie on-line training course is provided by the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. The Reagan family owned a political sign company after moving here from Illinois in the early 1990’s, and the name Reagan was an asset in jump starting the venture.

According to this report in the San Tan Valley Sentinel, Michele Reagan has been appointed as a Pinal County Justice of the Peace pro tempore, by Superior Court Judge Stephen McCarville. Justice of the Peace Shaun Babeu requested Reagan be appointed as a temporary judge when needed, calling her “highly qualified” for the position. Reagan’s appointment must still be approved by the Board of Supervisors before it becomes effective.

Michele Reagan, who ran as a Republican, served in the Arizona Legislature from 2002 through 2014, voting with social liberals on a wide range of issues from abortion and Common Core to amnesty for illegals.

In January 2018, SRAZ posted, “AZ SOS Michele Reagan seeks voters in Mexico,” which is chock full of information about the soon-to-be-out of elected office Republicrat Michele Reagan.  The links are worth your time, providing a tangible warning of how easy it is to be taken in by an “R,” and legendary, though unrelated, name.

In a stunning example of her disconnect with Republican voters, then-Arizona Secretary of State Reagan resigned her position as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2016, rather than go to Cleveland to vote for Donald Trump.


Petsas, O’Connor: Conservatives are “kooks, hyenas and jackals”

November 5, 2018

LD 28 state legislative candidate Kathy Pappas Petsas is a RINO political opportunist undeserving of your vote

Longtime readers of SRAZ know this site delves into local, statewide and national politics. They are frequently interconnected, featuring overlapping players  Occasionally, when the issue is compelling, we even hunker down into one of the thirty statewide districts, from which our state House and Senate members originate. Districts — representing both major parties — have elected chairmen, put in office by elected precinct committeemen, known as PCs.

Recently we focused on the underhanded campaign mailer (image included), sent out by the Arizona Republican Party to Republican voters in Legislative District 28. The mailer deliberately omitted highly-qualified GOP incumbent state legislator Maria Syms. It has been followed by more of the same. To say these actions raise more questions than they answer, would be the height of understatement.  Although the Pro-Life plank is integral to the Republican Platform, both former House member, Kate Brophy McGee, now running for the state senate, and newcomer rabble-rouser Kathy Pappas Petsas are pro-abortion advocates. Syms is Pro-Life.

You might recall Petsas as she cozied up to leftist AZ Republic columnist Laurie Roberts denigrating conservative Republicans as “Kooks,” and advocating on behalf of “DeKookifying” the Arizona Republican Party. In Bosnia in the early 1990‘s, this despicable action was known as “ethnic cleaning,” resulting in wiping out perceived enemies. Yes, we know, only symbolic political deaths are being called for here. And conservatism is not the same as ethnicity, though many of us believe our values are in our DNA.

Although we are not subscribers to the Capitol Times’ Yellow Sheet, it’s been reported that Scott O’Connor, the RINO former LD 28 chairman has declared to its reporters that he’s “proud” of the AZ GOP for kicking Syms to the political curb and boasted that he cast a single shot for Petsas, to give more oomph to his vote.  He also claims he enjoys seeing the “hyenas and jackals” who populate Seeing Red AZ and Republican Briefs have fits over the denigration of state Rep. Maria Syms.

Those “kooks, hyenas and jackals” are all of us, folks.

This 2012 post titled, “RINO Kathy Petsas aids Dem fundraising machine,” clearly shows she’s been laying the groundwork for not only her current state House race, she’s long been homing her incisors to take a bite out of your conservative neck. Also from 2012 is, “Conservatives targeted in LD 28.”

Get up to speed.  Tomorrow is Election Day There will be no do-overs. Vote Republican, not Republicrat. If you live in Legislative District 28, vote only for Maria Syms.


Video exposes reality of anti-Trump deep state

September 21, 2018

Boldly stating, “it’s impossible to fire federal employees,“ Stuart Karaffa, a State Department management and systems analyst, gloats about being part of “the resistance,” and using his position to facilitate his efforts. Previously he worked within the Department of Defense.

Longtime readers of SRAZ are familiar with James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas undercover investigative videos. He has exposed everything from election fraud to abortionists with M.D.s following their names negotiating the highest price for body parts of human babies they have killed. One, casually sipping wine over lunch, laughingly declares, she “wants a Lamborghini.”

This latest release focuses on the hidden face of the resistance inside the executive branch of our government. Wearing a suit and tie is where the pretense of respectability stops. Karaffa, a career “civil servant,” and others like him, are hard at work subverting our democracy. He is taped admitting he’s there to work not for American taxpaying citizens but the Democratic Socialists of America. This past year he was listed as the primary contact for the DSA’s Get-Out-The-Vote effort in Virginia, a violation of the Hatch Act, This radical goon’s swaggering braggadocio should be enough to show him that federal employees can, indeed — at the very least — be fired. 

Read the Project Veritas report,Deep State Unmasked: State Department on Hidden Cam, “Resist Everything,” “I Have Nothing to Lose.” The arrow in the lower left corner of the screen activates the video.


Brett Kavanaugh: 2018’s version of Clarence Thomas

September 17, 2018

NARAL, the acronym for National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, is a key leftist player in the attempt to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group that equates the death of reborn human babies with “choice,” has issued a statement saying the claim of a woman, suddenly coming forth with assault charges against a-then-high-school-age Kavanaugh “must be believed.” Not only that, but she is ”incredibly brave to do so. and must be treated with the respect and dignity that all survivors deserve.”

His accuser is a professor who initially made the charges anonymously and is now reveling in the spotlight. In 1991 Justice Clarence Thomas, also a conservative judicial nominee, was put through the same offensive sexual harassment wringer by Anita Hill, a woman’s studies and law professor who continued to have a working relationship with him, long before hurling the charges.

Judge Kavanaugh, 56, whose credentials are impeccable, has been a Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. Previously, he served for as Senior Associate Counsel and Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush. In the course of his career, he has been vetted six times with no allegations of misconduct surfacing. But those jobs weren’t on the nation’s highest court where liberals desire control.

In the wake of the “Me too” movement, allegations now carry the weight of fact. Men can be discredited without proof, losing their careers, reputations and sometimes, their families. But those are of little consequence when juxtaposed against the ever looming issue of the right to kill — babies. Nothing is so sacred as this go-to-the-mat matter.

Justice Clarence Thomas, the second black on the high court, who had the temerity to be a Republican, described his contemptible hearing in these words:

“This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace. And from my standpoint, as a black American, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.”

Kavanaugh will be put through the same garish spectacle because the radical left can’t abide another Republican on the Supreme Court. They and their allies will oppose him with all of the vigor they can muster. 

Anita Hill had Janet Napolitano, a radical Arizonans know all too well, as her lead lawyer. Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser will have Senate Judiciary Committee members Kamala Harris, Lindsey Graham, Cory Booker and Jeff Flake working to take him down. Trump-hating showboater Flake, a lame duck soon to be out the senate door, has already called for delaying the vote until they hear from Kavanaugh’s previously silent accuser.

Judge Kavanaugh issued this statement today:

“This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.” He stated he would speak to the Judiciary panel “in any way the committee deems appropriate” in order to “defend my integrity.”

 


Chelsea Clinton: Abortion empowers women

August 18, 2018

Ardent abortion supporter Chelsea Clinton is of the opinion that the killing of pre-born human babies is not only a right that must be upheld, but is also an asset to our nation’s economy.

Chelsea was the featured speaker at the New York ‘Rise Up For Roe’ pro-abortion event, scheduled for numerous cities — Phoenix is calendared for Sunday — and specifically produced to advocate against the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Displaying her genetic ability to glibly manufacture “facts” to fit the liberal agenda, the mother of two and daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, came up with some slick economic sleight of hand.

She is quoted as saying:

“It is not a disconnected fact that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. The net, new entrance of women — that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973.

So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue. Of course, I would hope that they would care about our equal rights and dignity to make our own choices, but, if that is not sufficiently persuasive, hopefully, some of these other arguments that you’ve expressed so beautifully, will be.”

Liberal senators desire payback for their inability to get Obama’s lame-duck Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland seated, despite assistance from Republicrat Obama toady Jeff Flake, who escorted the Democrat to meet with senators who vote on federal judicial nominations.

Reliable contraception is inexpensive and widely available. The reprehensible slaughter of pre-born babies (video of abortion counselors’ sales pitches) is neither empowerment, representative of a dignified choice, nor a boost to the nation’s economy —- regardless of how supporters of the abortion industry attempt to package it.