Fitton: Documents show Obama FDA buying fetal heads ‘fresh, never frozen’

Rumble — Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton speaks out on new damning documents showing the Obama-era FDA purchased fetal body parts. One America's John Hines has more from Washington.

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton speaks out on new damning documents showing the Obama-era FDA purchased fetal body parts. One America’s John Hines has more from Washington.

These people are sick! that explains their demonic push for abortions!;

Why is this not on every major news outlet? We as a country are going to hell in a handbasket;

Because the news is controlled by the Satan worshipers. OAN and Newsmax seem to tell what’s really going on. Of course, the democrats and the fake news will say they’re the ones lying. That’s what Liberals do. They do bad things and blame it on the other side. It’s the first play in their playbook:

HORRORS CONFIRMED: Obama’s FDA purchased “fresh and never frozen” aborted baby heads and other body parts

SEE: https://www.planet-today.com/2021/09/horrors-confirmed-obamas-fda-purchased.html#gsc.tab=0;

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(Planet Today) A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case filed by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch has revealed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Barack Hussein Obama purchased the heads and other body parts of murdered (aborted) unborn human babies in order to conduct “research.”

The FDA claimed that the aborted baby body parts were for a “humanized mice” project that involved experimenting with “human fetal heads, organs, and tissues,” according to 198 pages of now-extracted FDA records.

(Article by Ethan Huff republished from NaturalNews.com)

These “supplies” came from a biotechnology company called Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR). ABR employee Perrin Lawton reportedly conducted the business deals with the help of FDA officer Kristina Howard, according to unearthed documents.

A lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch sought the records for “all contracts and related documentation on disbursement of funds, procedural documents and communications between FDA and ABR for the provision of human fetal tissue to be used in humanized mice research.”

A federal court responded by ordering that the government provide even more details about the purchase of these human body parts, “including ‘line item prices,’ or the price per organ the government paid to ABR,” Judicial Watch announced about the ongoing case.

“The court also found ‘there is reason to question’ whether the transactions violate federal law barring the sale of fetal organs. Documents previously uncovered in this lawsuit show that the federal government demanded the purchased fetal organs be ‘fresh and never frozen,'” Judicial Watch added in a statement.

Baby murder is big money in America

In 2012, right after Obama had been reelected for his second term, an agreement was made between the FDA and ABR to transact “$12,000 worth of ’tissue procurement for humanized mice.'” That transaction ended up costing some $60,000 when all was said and done.

In some cases, aborted baby body parts came at a rate of $230 per “tissue,” with two per box plus shipping. The delivery of “fetal livers and thymuses,” meanwhile, cost a bit more at $580 a “set,” with some of the more “premium” organs costing $685 a pop.

To obtain an “intact calvarium,” which is just a fancy word for an uncrushed baby’s skull, the FDA was billed $515 each by ABR.

“The HM [humanized mice] are created by surgical implantations of human tissue into mice that have multiple genetic mutations that block the development of the mouse immune system at a very early stage,” a government researcher reportedly told ABR at the time.

“The absence of the mouse immune system allows the human tissues to grow and develop into functional human tissues … In order for the humanization to proceed correctly we need to obtain fetal tissue with a specific set of specialized characteristics.”

Obtusely, Obama actually had the gall to get up in front of the world and condemn this type of medical experimentation with aborted baby body parts – in Africa, anyway.

You read that right: Obama expressed opposition to the chopping up of human babies for the purpose of doing “Frankenstein” experiments on them, but only in Africa. Here in the United States, he oversaw this very same wickedness, which was funded with American taxpayer dollars.

“Chopping up aborted human beings for their organs and tissue is a moral and legal outrage,” says Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This issue should be front and center in any debate about America’s barbaric abortion industry.”

Last year, Judicial Watch reported on how the National Institute of Health (NIH), where Tony Fauci works, has been doing much the same thing via the University of Pittsburgh, which has since been outed as one of the major “tissue hubs” where aborted baby body parts are processed and sold for profit.

The latest news about the abortion racket can be found at Abortions.news.

 

Federal Judge Denies DOJ Demand to Halt Texas’ Heartbeat Law

BY BOB ADELMANN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/federal-judge-denies-doj-demand-to-halt-texass-heartbeat-law;

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Federal District Court Judge Robert Pitman on Thursday denied the federal government’s demand for a restraining order against Texas’s Heartbeat Law. He wrote that “this case presents complex, important questions of law that merit a full opportunity for the parties to present their positions to the court.”

Texas has until September 29 to present its case. The Department of Justice will have until October 1, two days later, to respond.

The demand from the DOJ was presented on Tuesday, claiming that the Texas law, which became effective on September 1, “prevent[s] women from exercising their constitutional rights,” and that the temporary injunction against that law is “necessary to protect the constitutional rights of women in Texas.”

Nothing was mentioned about the “constitutional rights” of the unborn and defenseless child whose life is at stake. The way the law stands now is untenable: 30 seconds before giving birth a mother may choose to have an abortionist kill her child. She will be deemed to be a hero, exercising her “constitutional rights.”

If she kills the child after birth, she is a murderer.

It’s not the life of the child that motivates the DOJ and the Attorney General of the United States, Merrick Garland, but politics. He said:

This kind of scheme to nullify the Constitution of the United States is one that all Americans, whatever their politics or party, should fear.

If it prevails, if may become a model for action in other areas, by other states and with respect to other constitutional rights and judicial precedents.

That’s already happening. The Texas Heartbeat Law follows similar “heartbeat laws” passed by more than a dozen states. But it is the first one that liberal courts haven’t been able to quash.

By October 1 Texas’ Heartbeat Law will have been in effect for a month. That means it is already saving the lives of unborn children who otherwise would have been murdered in their mothers’ wombs. As the Texas Tribune noted, Texas abortion clinics “stopped offering abortions that were still allowed under the law for fear of being sued.”

However the judge rules, there is sure to be an appeal to the Supreme Court. As The New American noted, “Roe didn’t uncover a right of a woman to kill her unborn child. The court created the right out of whole cloth — and political ideology.”

That is the dirty little secret behind Roe v. Wade and its sister case decided years later, Planned Parenthood v. Casey: The emperor has no clothes. There is no such “right” anywhere in the Constitution. As one of abortion’s most liberal supporters, legal scholar Laurence Tribe, noted: “One of the most curious things about Roe is that, behind its own verbal smokescreen, the substantive judgment on which [the decision] rests is nowhere to be found.”

There is an increasing chance that the entire effort to quash the Texas law before it goes national will backfire. The high court could take the appeal under review, and decide that it made a horrendous error in Roe back in 1973, and compounded it in Casey in 1992. The high court has overturned previous decisions more than 300 times. Those who believe that life, a gift from God, begins at conception, would celebrate such a reversal. It would be one more step towards that joyful day when all courts, state and federal, rule that abortion, at any time, is murder.

Prior to 1973, abortion was murder. It still is.

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Michigan Governor Urges State Legislature to Repeal 1931 Law Criminalizing Abortion

Michigan Governor Urges State Legislature to Repeal 1931 Law Criminalizing Abortion

BY VERONIKA KYRYLENKO

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/michigan-governor-urges-state-legislature-to-repeal-1931-law-criminalizing-abortion/;

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In the wake of Texas passing the Heartbeat Act, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is among those Democrats panicking because access to abortions might soon be limited, is calling on the state legislature to repeal a nearly century-old state law that criminalizes abortion.

Detroit News reports that the Democratic governor issued a statement six days after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to enjoin a Texas pro-life bill in an emergency filing.

Whitmer’s statement read:

In Michigan today, abortion is safe and legal, but we have an arcane law on the books from the 1930s banning abortion and criminalizing health care providers who offer comprehensive care and essential reproductive services.

Whitmer went on to say that “Thankfully, that dangerous, outdated law is superseded by Roe v. Wade,” meaning the law has not been enforced since 1973; however, “if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe, that Michigan law and others like it may go back into effect in dozens of states.” Also, according to Whitmer, this “dangerous” law is presumably racist since if it is practiced again, it would “disproportionately impact Black and brown communities.” 

Issuing such statements, the Michigan governor seems to have no problem with the “disproportionate” rate of abortions that terminate the lives of pre-born babies of color but sees it as a problem if they are not aborted.

The governor further vowed to “stand in the way of any bills that seek to strip away fundamental rights from women or get in the way of doctors’ ability to do their jobs.” Whitmer urged the state’s legislature to approve a proposal sponsored by Senator Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) that would repeal the 1931 law that makes it a felony to willfully administer any medicine, substance, or drug or employ “any instrument” with the intent to procure a miscarriage, unless it is necessary to preserve a mother’s life.

Whitmer joins many leftists, including Democrats, media personalities, Hollywood celebrities, and even the Satanists, who slammed the Texas Heartbeat Act that bans most abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy. The Michigan governor called the Texas legislation “a gross violation of the constitutional right to choose.” 

She said that the Supreme Court’s decision might be seen as an indication that “a majority of justices are willing to throw out the constitutional right to choose that has been in place for 48 years and repeatedly upheld for decades.”

Adding to abortionists’ anxiety, the SCOTUS is set to hear a major pro-life case from Mississippi this fall, which seeks to enforce an abortion ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with a better chance than most such legislation to succeed. In this situation, Whitmer looks to ensure the Michigan abortion industry does not lose business.

Angela Vasquez-Giroux, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Michigan, said of the potential changes in Michigan that might take effect if Roe v. Wade is further gutted that it would be “scary and sad.” She went on to express how terrible it would be for her to see the pro-abortion industry hurting: “For folks who work in reproductive rights or who provide reproductive healthcare, it’s really scary to think about what could happen here.” Vasquez-Giroux also expressed her anguish for those women who “don’t want to be pregnant and have no other option [but to make an abortion],” saying it was “frankly terrifying.” The Planned Parenthood representative did not consider choosing life and keeping a baby an option for her potential clients.

Local pro-life groups rejoiced at the prospect of protection for the unborn. Among them is Right to Life of Michigan. In the statement issued to Fox News, the group said they were not surprised that Whitmer called to repeal the abortion ban since she made it clear it was her intention when she was running for Governor and when she was a state senator.

Her calls, however, would fall flat since “The voters sent pro-life majorities to the Michigan Legislature, so her efforts to repeal the Michigan law will not be successful,” the pro-life advocates believe.

Republicans, who control both the state House and Senate, have already rejected Whitmer’s proposition. The Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) stated:

The primary charge of any government or government official is to protect the life of the innocent. Michigan Senate Republicans will not waiver from this fundamental duty to protect the sanctity of life.

A local outlet MLife reports that while there hasn’t been any obvious interest among Republican leadership to introduce legislation similar to the Texas law — which Whitmer promised to veto — they have recently introduced several bills and resolutions that would discourage or restrict access to abortions. 

Among them is HB 5086, which would amend the state’s public health code regarding the definitions of abortions and include abortion-inducing drugs and devices as contraceptives. The bill would also ban physicians from performing an abortion without first establishing whether a heartbeat is detectable in the fetus.

Then, there’s HB 4189, which would allocate funds to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a marketing campaign discouraging abortion and promoting such alternatives as childbirth and the adoption of infants.

Michigan HHS reported a total of 29,669 induced abortions were performed in Michigan in 2020. 85.1 percent of the Michigan women who had an abortion were not married. Among all induced abortions, 89 percent involved pregnancies of 12 weeks or less. Categorized by race, 36.7 percent of women who received an abortion were white, 53 percent were black, 3.4 percent were Hispanic, and 1.9 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander.

Gov. Kristi Noem Pushes Back Against Abortion and Joe Biden

BY A.J. KAUFMAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ari-j-kaufman/2021/09/08/that-is-not-going-to-happen-in-south-dakota-kristi-noem-issues-executive-order-stopping-telemedicine-abortions-n1476778;

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order Tuesday to tighten restrictions around abortion in the Mount Rushmore State. The popular Republican directed her State Department of Health to establish rules preventing telemedicine pregnancy termination.

Currently, South Dakota doctors are required to examine a pregnant woman before scheduling an abortion. Women must then wait three days before the procedure. The law also mandates that abortions after the first trimester occur in a hospital and totally outlaws abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy — unless deemed a medical emergency.

After being bullied by Planned Parenthood during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration loosened restrictions around telemedicine, extending it to allow abortion services.

Noem will no longer accept this nonsense.

“The Biden Administration is continuing to overstep its authority and suppress legislatures that are standing up for the unborn to pass strong pro-life laws,” the governor said in a statement. “They are working right now to make it easier to end the life of an unborn child via telemedicine abortion. That is not going to happen in South Dakota. I will continue working with the legislature and my Unborn Child Advocate to ensure that South Dakota remains a strong pro-life state.”

Noem’s executive order also mandates the health department to collect data on chemical abortions.

“We commend Governor Noem for taking this bold action that will save lives from dangerous chemical abortions, which have a fourfold higher rate of complications compared to surgical abortion,” Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Tuesday. “The Biden administration would turn every post office and pharmacy into an abortion center if they had their way, leaving women alone and at risk of severe heavy bleeding, physical, emotional, and psychological stress, and more. Governor Noem is setting a courageous model today that we hope more state leaders across the nation will soon follow.”

Kristin Hayward of Planned Parenthood in Sioux Falls, however, believes the governor’s order is an attack on “reproductive freedom.”

“We know most South Dakotans support the right to safe, legal abortion, but Noem is following a vocal minority that is attacking abortion, contraception, and comprehensive sexual education in this country,” she claimed.

In a state that has not supported a Democrat for president since 1964, it’s doubtful the governor represents an unpopular view.

Med Student Expelled From Medical School for His Pro-life Views, Files Suit

LAWSUIT FILED!  PRO-LIFE MEDICAL STUDENT EXPELLED FROM INFAMOUSLY PRO-ABORTION MEDICAL SCHOOL SEEKS HELP

SEE: https://studentsforlife.org/2021/08/05/lawsuit-filed-pro-life-medical-student-expelled-from-infamously-pro-abortion-medical-school-seeks-help/ (SEE EXCERPTS BELOW)

BY BOB ADELMANN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/med-student-expelled-from-medical-school-for-his-pro-life-views-files-suit/;

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A former medical student attending the University of Louisville (Kentucky) School of Medicine (ULSOM) filed suit last month against 13 of the school’s faculty members. He complained that he was ousted just before graduation in retaliation for his pro-life views.

Austin Clark filed suit on July 23 in Kentucky’s Western U.S. District Court, claiming that the faculty members’ harassment violated his right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment, and his right to due process guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

The harassment included

  • Submitting him to heightened scrutiny under “professionalism” standards,
  • Arbitrarily and capriciously awarding [him] failing grades,
  • His removal from the ULSOM for (a) expressing his pro-life and religious views … and (b) verbally expressing his concerns regarding his … treatment within the medical school.

In addition, the suit complained that “the defendants [including the president, the dean, and the provost] punished Clark for expressing his views regarding … abortion and the sanctity of life … when there were [other] students who … are not subject to the same or similar restrictions, or such severe level of academic discipline as applied to Clark.”

Clark entered the school in the fall of 2016. In his second year, as head of the Students for Life (SFL) chapter on campus, he invited a pro-life speaker to address students. The school tried to quash the event by charging outrageous “security” fees for the event but was rebuffed when The Alliance for Defending Freedom entered the fray.

Ever since then, according to Clark, the faculty had it in for him. He claimed that one Dr. Thomas Neely, an OB-GYN instructor, attacked his intelligence, calling him “stupid” and questioning whether his “brain was working.” Clark claimed that he “was physically harassed and bullied” as well.

The suit asks the court to force ULSOM to reinstate Clark in good standing, give him academic eligibility with the school, purge his student file of negative references to his religious beliefs and activities, and award him damages and attorneys’ fees.

Upon close inspection, Clark is tangling with a tiger. ULSOM, despite its façade of providing medical training, is in fact Kentucky’s only abortion provider, skirting the state’s laws against public funding of the practice.

One of its instructors, Dr. Ernest Marshall, owns an abortion provider, the EMW Women’s Surgical Center. Two of the school’s instructors perform some 3,600 abortions through EMW, generating an estimated $2.5 to $3 million annually to ULSOM.

Since its affiliation with the abortion provider in 2011, instructors at ULSOM have performed between 25,000 and 30,000 abortions.

As The Family Foundation reported: “The purpose … is to provide abortions and train abortionists in universities located in states that do not allow public funding for abortions. In other words, they come alongside a university and provide a relationship that circumvents the spirit of the state law.” It added: ULSOM “is a part of the supply chain for creating abortionists.”

During an interview in 2020, Family Foundation spokesman Martin Cothran said:

The only remaining abortion clinic in Kentucky is being run as an official or quasi-official arm of the University of Kentucky’s Medical School….

Not only is U of L involved in the abortion clinic’s activities, the clinic operates, for all practical purposes, as an extension of the Medical School’s program.

This is the tiger that Clark is tangling with: an outfit that generates millions of dollars annually for murdering tens of thousands of pre-born infants. Clark is not only threatening the culture of infanticide at ULSOM but also its funding.

It is hoped that all of this is brought out when the court examines Clark’s complaint and seeks a response from ULSOM.

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EXCERPTS FROM ABOVE:

What follows is a rapid-fire of alleged events as Austin describes them and as discussed in the lawsuit: 

  • Austin started his OB/GYN rotation in Madisonville and his supervisor was very hostile; Austin was not allowed to complete his rotations at the facility.
  • During his time in OB/GYN rotations, Austin noticed that the department was quietly making abortion referrals. He rightfully objected.
  • The OB/GYN supervisor, Dr. Thomas Neely, started calling around to blackball Austin from rotations.
  • As a result, Austin was forced to leave, break a lease, and relocate his wife and disabled son back to Louisville, KY.
  • Austin took a short medical leave because of the stress.
  • He then came back to the program in Louisville, where he re-started in OB/GYN and was able to complete the program.
  • Austin then started in Internal Medicine at the VA Hospital. He filed a Title IX complaint because of how he was being treated, then was failed in the program.
  • Those who failed him say it was because of the former complaints he made about his treatment (so, he was allegedly failed for retaliatory reasons).
  • In a surgery rotation, a resident chose to fail him because of the on-going events.
  • Austin went before the Student Promotions committee on May 29, 2020.
  • Only a few people were supposed to be at the meeting, but Dr. Neely had dozens of unnecessary allies in attendance, possibly with the intent to intimidate.
  • This committee voted to dismiss Austin.
  • Dean Ganzel told Austin he was dismissed via Facetime on July 15th.

AG to Supreme Court: It Is High Time to Reverse Roe v. Wade

Mississippi Attorney General: Roe v. Wade Is 'Egregiously Wrong,' Poisonous, and 'Decades Out of Date'

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/23/miss-ag-roe-v-wade-is-egregiously-wrong-poisonous-and-decades-out-of-date-n1464165;

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On Thursday, Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R-Miss.) urged the Supreme Court to strike down its abortion precedents in Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). Fitch called Roe and Casey “egregiously wrong,” poisonous to America’s public discourse, and “decades out of date” because its assumptions about women’s freedom and the development of unborn babies in the womb have proven false. Most importantly, Fitch reiterated the central argument against Roe — it invented a “right” to abortion that does not exist in the Constitution.

“Because nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion,” Fitch argued, “a prohibition on elective abortions is therefore constitutional if it satisfies the rational-basis review that applies to all laws.”

Fitch made these important arguments in her brief in the central abortion case Thomas Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which the Supreme Court will hear when it reconvenes this fall. The case involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks gestation, at which point an unborn baby already has a fully formed nose and lips, eyelids, and eyebrows.

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As Fitch noted in her brief, the Mississippi Legislature found that at 5-6 weeks’ gestation, “an unborn human being’s heart begins beating,” while at about 8 weeks gestation, he or she “begins to move about in the womb.” At 9 weeks, “all basic physiological functions are present,” as are teeth, eyes, and external genitalia. At 10 weeks, “vital organs begin to function,” and hair, fingernails, and toenails begin to form. At 11 weeks, an unborn baby’s diaphragm is developing, and he or she may hiccup. At 12 weeks, he or she can open and close fingers, starts to make sucking motions, and senses stimulation from the world outside the womb.” By 15 weeks, the unborn baby “has taken on the human form in all relevant respects.”

Yet, according to the precedents set by Roe and Casey, states like Mississippi cannot protect this human life because the Court has ruled that 15-week-old babies have not reached the point of viability outside the womb. Fitch argued that the Court should reject this standard, partially because the Court’s recent abortion jurisprudence is “egregiously wrong.”

“Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong. The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition,” Fitch claimed. “Roe based a right to abortion on decisions protecting aspects of privacy under the Due Process Clause. But Roe broke from prior cases by invoking a general ‘right of privacy’ unmoored from the Constitution. Notably, Casey did not embrace Roe’s reasoning. And Casey’s de- fense of Roe’s result—based on the liberty this Court has afforded to certain ‘personal decisions,’—fails.”

“[A]bortion is fundamentally different from any right this Court has ever endorsed,” the attorney general explained. “No other right involves, as abortion does, ‘the purposeful termination of a potential life.’ So Roe broke from prior cases, Casey failed to rehabilitate it, and both recognize a right that has no basis in the Constitution.”

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Fitch explained that “the Constitution’s text says nothing about abortion” and that “nothing in the Constitution’s structure implies a right to abortion or prohibits States from restricting it.”

“Rather, history shows a long tradition—up to, at, and long after ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment—of States restricting abortion. At the end of 1849, 18 of the 30 States had statutes restricting abortion; by the end of 1864, 27 of the 36 States had them; and, at the end of 1868, the year the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, 30 of the 37 States had such laws, as did 6 Territories,” she noted. “The public would have understood that consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment, states could restrict abortion to pursue legitimate interests and could do so throughout pregnancy.”

The attorney general argued that, because the Constitution does not explicitly address the issue, the power to regulate abortion is “reserved to the States” under the Tenth Amendment.

Fitch did not just make the classic originalist argument against Roe and Casey, however. She also noted that these abortion cases “have inflicted significant damage.”

“Far from bringing peace to the controversy over abortion, Roe and Casey have made matters worse,” she noted, citing none other than the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who wrote that “Heavy-handed judicial intervention [in Roe] was difficult to justify and appears to have provoked, not resolved, conflict.”

“Abortion caselaw is pervaded by special rules—the undue-burden standard, the large-fraction test, and more—that feed the perception that ‘when it comes to abortion’ this Court does not ‘evenhandedly apply’ the law,” Fitch explained. “Roe and Casey are unprincipled decisions that have damaged the democratic process, poisoned our national discourse, plagued the law—and, in doing so, harmed this Court.”

The attorney general also explained that “the march of progress has left Roe and Casey behind.”

“Those cases maintained that an unwanted pregnancy could doom women to ‘a distressful life and future,’ that abortion is a needed complement to contraception, Casey, and that viability marked a sensible point for when state interests in unborn life become compelling,” she noted. “Factual developments undercut those assessments.”

“Today, adoption is accessible and on a wide scale women attain both professional success and a rich family life, contraceptives are more available and effective, and scientific advances show that an unborn child has taken on the human form and features months before viability. States should be able to act on those developments. But Roe and Casey shackle States to a view of the facts that is decades out of date,” Fitch argued.

Casey upheld Roe in the name of protecting societal reliance interests. Yet Fitch argued that women do not need abortion to get ahead. “Innumerable women and mothers have reached the highest echelons of economic and social life independent of the right endorsed in those cases. Sweeping policy advances now promote women’s full pursuit of both career and family. And many States have already accounted for Roe and Casey’s overruling.”

Importantly, the AG noted that “modern options regarding and views about childbearing have dulled concerns on which Roe rested.” For instance, “numerous laws enacted since Roe— addressing pregnancy discrimination, requiring leave time, assisting with childcare, and more—facilitate the ability of women to pursue both career success and a rich family life. And today all 50 States and the District of Columbia have enacted ‘safe haven’ laws, giving women bearing unwanted children the option of ‘leaving [the] newborn directly in the care of the state until it can be adopted.'”

In 1973, abortion may have seemed necessary for women’s advancement and it seemed less barbaric because embryology had not yet made the advances it has today. Now, however, abortion is less necessary for women’s well-being and advancement, and it also appears more barbaric.

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The idea that the Constitution guarantees a “right” to abortion was always wrong, but these modern developments make it all the more imperative for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. With these cases overturned, states can again make their own laws on abortion, reclaiming the Tenth Amendment power of which the Court unjustly deprived them.

Given the fact that Justice Clarence Thomas is the most senior among the more conservative justices — Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — he may write the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. This case may make history by finally setting right the historic injustice of Roe v. Wade.

 

FORMER Priest: Catholic Bishops Lost Moral Authority on Biden

Former Catholic Priest: Don't Expect the Bishops to Rebuke Biden. They've Lost Their Moral Authority

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/09/frmr-catholic-priest-dont-expect-the-bishops-to-rebuke-biden-theyve-lost-their-moral-authority-n1460642

EXCERPT: 

Ray Gardella, a former Catholic priest and author of the new book Jesus Versus Christianity, told PJ Media that it is extremely unlikely the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops will rebuke President Joe Biden or prevent him from taking Communion in its forthcoming statement on the Eucharist. Gardella said the Catholic Church — along with Christian churches in general — has lost its moral authority and often sacrifices the gospel of Jesus to follow the secular culture.

Covid vaccine TERMINATES 4 out of 5 pregnancies via “spontaneous abortions”

Image: DEPOPULATION ALERT: Shocking new study reveals covid vaccine TERMINATES 4 out of 5 pregnancies via “spontaneous abortions”

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-01-depopulation-alert-shocking-new-study-reveals-covid-vaccine-terminates-4-out-of-5-pregnancies-via-spontaneous-abortions.html

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(Natural News) A shocking new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that when pregnant women are given covid vaccinations during their first or second trimesters, they suffer an 82% spontaneous abortion rate, killing 4 out of 5 unborn babies.

This is a war. A bioweapons attack. And it goes beyond mere “crimes against humanity.” It is a spiritual betrayal of the entire human race by the institutions of science and medicine, both of which long pretended to be motivated by a desire to aid humanity, but are now clearly shown to be working towards humanity’s destruction.

 

New Video Exposes University of Pittsburgh Experiments on Aborted Babies

SEE: https://pafamily.org/2021/05/pittexposedvideo/;

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State House Health Committee to examine Pitt’s human fetal experimentation practices at a public hearing this Tuesday.

(HARRISBURG, PA) A shocking new video — released one day before a legislative hearing by the PA House Health Committee on fetal experimentation — reveals the disturbing details of research on aborted babies happening at the University of Pittsburgh that are funded with taxpayer dollars.

The video, released by the Center for Medical Progress and available to view at PittExposed.com, highlights “just three of the most recent horrifying examples of government-sponsored fetal experimentation at Pitt.” 

(CAUTION: Video contains graphic images)

Last year, Pitt student researchers published details on experiments where scalps and “full-thickness human skin” from aborted babies (18-20 weeks gestation) were grafted onto lab rats. Pictures show human hair – from these aborted babies – being grown on the backs of these rodents. Additionally, lymphoid tissue, livers and spleens from the same aborted babies were co-engrafted into the same rodent models.

This inhumane research at Pitt is not an isolated incident. Pitt scientists have also harvested livers from fetuses delivered whole via labor induction. Pitt has also been involved in the trading and distribution of hundreds of fetal kidneys and other organs from aborted babies. Both of these practices are highlighted in the new video.

On Tuesday, May 4th, the PA House Health Committee held a hearing to discuss fetal experimentation. David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress whose undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts, testified along with Dr. Kathi Aultman, a former abortionist, giving an inside look into the abortion industry from her firsthand experience.

An open letter at PittExposed.com is calling for an end to these awful experiments on aborted babies. “We, the undersigned, call on the University of Pittsburgh to stop all experimentation on aborted babies and the inhumane practice of grafting their skin and body parts onto rodents,” states the letter.

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Pennsylvania Family Institute is the state’s leading pro-life, pro-family organization; encouraging responsible citizenship and engagement to see Pennsylvania as a place where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.

Click here for the livestream of the hearing on fetal experimentation, starting Tuesday, May 4th at 8:30am.

SEE: http://www.pahousegop.com/Display/SiteFiles/1/OtherDocuments/2021/LettertotheUniversityofPittsburghRegardingBudgetAllocationandPittsResearch.pdf

Texas Governor Abbott Signs Bill That Would Ban Almost All Abortions in the State

BY JAMES MURPHY

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/texas-governor-abbott-signs-bill-that-would-ban-almost-all-abortions-in-the-state/;

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On June 16, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation that would almost completely ban abortions in the state should the Supreme Court ever invalidate the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which allows for abortion in the United States. House Bill 1280, also known as the Human Life Protection Act, will take effect if the Supreme Court “wholly or partly” overrules Roe v. Wade or if a constitutional amendment ever allows states to ban abortions.

The law is what is known as a “trigger bill,” and would go into effect 30 days after a ruling invalidating Roe v. Wade or constitutional amendment allowing abortion bans triggers the new law.

Exceptions are in place if there are risks to the mother’s life or if there could be a “substantial impairment of major bodily function.”

The new law would make it a second-degree felony to attempt to perform an abortion. If the abortion is successful and the baby dies the penalty would rise to a first-degree felony, which could potentially lead to a life sentence. Besides the possible jail time, Abortionists could lose any medical license they might have and be subject to fines of up to $100,000.

Women who seek abortions are immune from prosecution under the terms of the law.

Since a constitutional amendment allowing states to ban abortion seems unlikely, the most likely way for the bill to become law is if the Supreme Court invalidates all or part of Roe v. Wade. In May, the high court agreed to hear the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. That case involves a Mississippi law which forbids abortion after 15 weeks gestation. Roe v. Wade is at the heart of the case and all or parts of it could be overturned.

Many court watchers consider Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.

“A favorable ruling would make Texas one of the first states to end abortions,” the bill’s author, state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione (R-Tarrant County) said.

Pro-life advocates were predictibly happy with the new law.

“We are extremely pleased at the passage of HB 1280,” said Dr. Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life when the legislation was passed in May. “To whatever extent the Supreme Court allows states to protect unborn babies from abortion — whether at 15 weeks, six weeks, or at conception — the Human Life Protection Act will go into effect to the same extent.”

“The passage of the Human Life Protection Act is especially significant in light of the recent announcement of the United States Supreme Court to consider the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case,” Pojman said.

Pro-abortion forces were typically outraged by Abbott’s signature on the bill.

“HB 1280 is different from and more extreme than most trigger bans — and goes against the majority of Texans’ support for safe, legal abortion. The bill would allow a total abortion ban to go into effect in Texas if the Supreme Court ‘partly’ overruled Roe or if the Court ‘partly’ gave the state the authority to prohibit abortion,” said Dyana Limon-Mercado, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, in a statement.

Limon-Mercado chastised the state legislature for focusing on abortion instead of other problems in the state saying, “members of the Texas Legislature prioritized abortion bans, attacks on trans kids, permitless carry and voter suppression bills. The people of Texas deserve better.”

Abbott and the Texas Legislature have been busy on the abortion front, having signed the Texas Heartbeat Act in May, which effectively bans abortions in the state as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected — which is often as early as four weeks into a pregnancy. That law is set to take effect at the beginning of September, although the bill is expected to face multiple legal challenges prior to its implementation.

In addition to the State of Texas taking action on abortion, several localities in the state — including Lubbock, a city of 260,000 residents — have acted to curtail abortion within their city limits. Lubbock has declared itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.”

With the federal government currently held hostage by far-left ideologues, this is how the fight against the killing of the unborn looks for the time being. Yet there is a game-changer stratagem that the pro-life movement could start employing in a big way in its decades-long fight to end the barbarism of abortion. That stratagem is for states to recognize that Roe v. Wade is an unconstitutional overreach on the part of the Supreme Court, and to declare Roe unconstitutional within their state borders on the basis of nullification.

A report by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institue released in April shows the palpable angst among the pro-abortion crowd. “2021 is on track to become the most devastating anti-abortion state legislative session in decades,” said Elizabeth Nash and Lauren Cross of the Guttmacher Insititute.

From their mouths to God’s ears.

Fauci’s Links to Human-Animal Chimera Experiments USING ABORTED BABIES’ PARTS~AS PER NAZI “ANGEL OF DEATH” DOCTOR JOSEF MENGELE

HORRORS: Fauci engineered human-animal hybrid abominations using aborted baby tissue

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-06-10-fauci-human-animal-hybrid-abominations-aborted-babies.html;

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(Natural News) The Fauci Emails have brought us another bombshell about how “America’s Doctor” was involved with conducting heinous human-animal hybrid experiments using aborted human baby parts.

Tony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funneled money to the University of Pittsburgh, where mad scientists used American taxpayer dollars given to them by Fauci to create abominable rats covered with the scalps of murdered unborn babies.

The University of Pittsburgh, by the way, is where Bing Liu, one of the murdered covid scientists, worked. Bing, as you may recall, was on the verge of revealing something major about the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) before suddenly turning up dead.

Fauci’s complicity in the rat-aborted baby “Frankenstein” experiments prompted Students for Life to call for his immediate resignation or firing from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

“A new video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) detailed research in which infant remains are harvested from abortions at a Planned Parenthood,” Students for Life reported. “This happened at taxpayer expense, through funding from Fauci’s NIAID office at the National Institutes of Health.”

David Daleiden, the founder of CMP, recently gave testimony before the Pennsylvania Health Committee, revealing the shocking details of what Fauci has been up to at the University of Pittsburgh.

“It’s a matter of public record that there are horrific abuses of aborted infants taking place [in] Pennsylvania through the extensive fetal experimentation programs at the taxpayer-funded University of Pittsburgh,” Daleiden stated.

“In a recent study, Pitt scientists describe scalping 5-month-old aborted babies and grafting their scalps onto the backs of lab rats to keep them growing … in the study, you can see the pictures of little baby scalps growing tiny baby hairs on the backs of lab rats and lab mice. Each one of those scalps … represents a little Pennsylvania baby who would have grown those little hairs on their head if they had not been killed by abortion for experiments with rodents.”

Fauci spent millions turning the University of Pittsburgh into a “distribution hub” for aborted baby body parts

Beginning in 2016, the University of Pittsburgh received $1.4 million from Fauci to become a “distribution hub” for aborted baby body parts such as kidneys and bladders. These body parts were used as part of the NIH’s genitourinary development mapping atlas program.

In its grant application, the University of Pittsburgh admitted that it has “unique access” to a large number of “high-quality aborted fetuses” and can “ramp up” delivery of aborted baby parts all across the country – and all thanks to Fauci.

While it has been known for some time now that Planned Parenthood has been illegally trafficking aborted baby body parts for cash, Fauci’s direct connection to the scheme is a new revelation of which Americans need to be aware.

This supposed “trusted authority” for all things China Virus is actually a corrupt devil who has been funding and profiting from baby murder and all sorts of other abominations happening in the name of “science” and “medicine.”

“In one study published last year, Pitt scientists described scalping 5-month-old aborted babies to stitch onto the backs of lab rats,” Daleiden further wrote in an op-ed for Newsweek.

“They wrote about how they cut the scalps from the heads and backs of the babies, scraping off the ‘excess fat’ under the baby skin before stitching it onto the rats. They even included photos of the babies’ hair growing out of the scalps. Each scalp belonged to a little Pennsylvania baby whose head would grow those same hairs if he or she were not aborted for experiments with lab rats.”

More related news about Fauci can be found at Evil.news.

Sources for this article include:

TownHall.com

NaturalNews.com

Democrats Vow to Pack Supreme Court If It Modifies “Roe v. Wade”

Democrats Vow to Pack Supreme Court If It Modifies “Roe v. Wade”

BY MICHAEL TENNANT

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/democrats-vow-to-pack-supreme-court-if-it-modifies-roe-v-wade/;

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Democrats are renewing their calls to pack the Supreme Court should the Court’s upcoming decisions accurately reflect the Constitution as originally understood rather than as interpreted by the courts since the 1930s.

Soon-expected rulings related to ObamaCare and gun control could spur court-packing efforts to some degree, but the big driver is likely to be the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which the justices agreed to hear last week. The court, whose pro-abortion majority vanished with the death of former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could take the opportunity of Dobbs to modify or even overturn Roe v. Wade, which is heresy to the Left.

“It will inevitably fuel and drive an effort to expand the Supreme Court if this activist majority betrays fundamental constitutional principles,” Senate Judiciary Committee member Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) told The Hill.

Of course, by “fundamental constitutional principles,” Blumenthal means the court’s 1973 invention of the right to abortion on demand, not such things as federalism and limited government. Indeed, Blumenthal would likely concur with President Franklin Roosevelt, who, in introducing his own (failed) court-packing scheme in 1937, thundered that the court’s anti-New Deal rulings were predicated on a “horse-and-buggy” understanding of the Constitution.

Note, too, that in Blumenthal’s telling, a court that works to restore the original intent of the Constitution is “activist,” while one that tries to eviscerate it is simply an unbiased referee. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), likewise, told The Hill that “there’s no easy answer on how to restore the court to be [a] fully legitimate, non-political arbiter of the Constitution,” i.e., one that will uphold Roe and other blatantly unconstitutional decisions.

As Democrats see it, justices who rule in favor of big government are honest, public-minded jurists, while those who don’t are tools of evil capitalists.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who is also on the Judiciary Committee, told The Hill the court’s willingness to consider Dobbs “really enlivens the concerns that we have about the extent to which right-wing billionaire money has influenced the makeup of the court and may even be pulling strings at the court.”

Democrats have already introduced bills in both chambers of Congress to increase the number of Supreme Court justices from nine to 13, thereby giving President Joe Biden the opportunity to appoint enough liberal justices to thwart the conservative ones. Moreover, as Whitehouse pointed out, “We’ve got a whole array of options we’re looking at in the courts committee,” referring to the commission Biden created in April to study ways to guarantee the courts will rule as Democrats desire.

“Chipping away at Roe v. Wade will precipitate a seismic movement to reform the Supreme Court,” said Blumenthal. “It may not be expanding the Supreme Court, it may be making changes to its jurisdiction, or requiring a certain number of votes to strike down certain past precedents.”

According to The Hill, Whitehouse

cited “easy” reforms such as “proper disclosure and transparency” of the “gifts, travel and hospitality” received by the judges themselves and the “people who are behind front-group amicus curiae briefs” and who were “funding the political advertisements for the last three judges, writing $15 million and $17 million checks.”

Unlike the rulings they want from the courts, Democrats’ proposed “reforms” are to some degree constitutional. The Constitution merely establishes the High Court’s existence; Congress is free to determine its composition, jurisdiction, and so on.

Whether they will achieve their objectives, on the other hand, remains to be seen. The Senate, after all, is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, and the filibuster remains an option. In addition, Biden’s signature on any court-changing bill is not guaranteed. He has opposed court-packing in the past, although he refused to state his position on the issue just before the election, which suggests another of his patented flip-flops is in the offing.

But Democrats don’t necessarily need to pass any bills to get the court to rule the way they want. Roosevelt’s doomed court-packing plan persuaded the existing justices to begin ratifying the New Deal, setting the stage for decades of genuine judicial activism. So what if, as Biden has repeatedly observed, this sudden about-face made the Court’s subsequent decisions suspect? To the Left, power is far more important than the public’s perception of how it was attained.

Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Bill Banning Abortions When Fetal Heartbeat Detected

"Texas has taken a position that innocent life is so important," says Republican governor.

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/texas-gov-abbott-signs-bill-banning-abortions-when-fetal-heartbeat-detected/;

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has signed a bill banning abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected.

The Senate Bill 8, also known as the Texas heartbeat bill, prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually at around six weeks. It takes effect in September.

“Millions of children lose their right to life every year because of abortion,” Abbott said Wednesday during the bill signing ceremony. “In Texas, we work to save those lives.”

“We’re addressing every issue in the entire state that will make lives better for everybody, including innocent, unborn children,” the governor continued. “What this bill seeks to do is once a heartbeat is detected in a mother’s womb, at that time it would be inappropriate to take the life of that baby. Texas has taken a position that innocent life is so important.”

“Our creator endowed us with the right to life and yet millions of children lose their right to life every year because of abortion,” he said, adding that the Legislature “worked together on a bipartisan basis to pass a bill that I’m about to sign that ensures that the life of every unborn child who has a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion.”

A provision in the bill would also allow private citizens to sue abortion providers or doctors if they perform an abortion after a heartbeat is detected.

“It’s a very unique law and it’s a very clever law,” said constitutional law professor Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law Houston.

“Planned Parenthood can’t go to court and sue Attorney General [Ken] Paxton like they usually would because he has no role in enforcing the statute. They have to basically sit and wait to be sued.”

Texas joins numerous other states who also passed heartbeat bills over the years but have been unable to enforce them over legal challenges by pro-abortion groups.

States with heartbeat laws include Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, and South Carolina.


Big money is being made from the sale of fetal body parts.

5 Doctors speak out about coronavirus vaccines attacking women’s reproductive health as a form of population control

Image: 5 Doctors speak out about coronavirus vaccines attacking women’s reproductive health as a form of population control

BY FRANZ WALKER

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-05-17-doctors-say-vaccines-attack-womens-reproductive-health.html;

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(Natural News) All over the world, reports of the adverse effects of experimental Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are emerging. A number of these undesirable effects are exclusive to women and include menstrual problems like heavy bleeding, miscarriages and low breastmilk production.

Now, five American doctors have come forward to discuss why many women are experiencing these problems after getting vaccinated, and why coronavirus vaccines are not really vaccines, but rather bioweapons designed to control the population.

In a recent Critically Thinking with Dr. T and Dr. P webinar, hosts Dr. Sherri Tenpenny and Dr. Larry Palevsky were joined by Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Carrie Madej and Dr. Lee Merritt in a truthful discussion about what is going on with these so-called vaccines and how they are affecting women worldwide.

Tenpenny and Palevsky are leading medical voices against vaccination. Palevsky, a former president of the American Holistic Medical Association, is an advocate of holistic health practices for children and adolescents. Tenpenny is the author of four books opposing vaccination. She is also against the use of face masks as a mitigation tool against COVID-19.

Their guests in the webinar are all well-versed in the field of vaccines and how they negatively affect people’s health. Northrup is an expert on women’s health and is one of the leading voices warning against the negative effects of coronavirus vaccines on women. Madej is one of the most vocal critics of mRNA vaccines, which she says can change people’s DNA.

Finally, Merritt is a member of America’s Frontline Doctors, a group of medical experts that have been warning the public against allowing the government to coerce them into getting vaccinated. Merritt also advocates against lockdown measures and says their negative effects on mental health may cause more harm than the coronavirus.

In the webinar, the five doctors discussed how the “vaccines” are not what they say they are and explained why many women are experiencing unpleasant side effects. They pointed out that thousands of women around the world have reported their negative experiences with coronavirus vaccines, but the mainstream media has not reported on these. Instead, the media has focused only on blood clot issues.

The doctors also shared stories from women they know, including their own friends and patients, who’ve received the vaccine and observed changes in their bodies and their reproductive health. In addition, they drew attention to reports that even unvaccinated women who have been around those vaccinated seem to be experiencing these side effects.

With how these so-called “vaccines” attack women’s reproductive health, the doctors brought up the possibility that these experimental shots are not really vaccines but bioweapons designed to help reduce the world’s population. (Related: EXTERMINATION machine unmasked: Why vaccinated people are making HEALTHY people sick, Pfizer document admits vaccinated people “shed” infectious particles, the spike protein is the bioweapons.)

You can watch the entire webinar below.

Mainstream media can no longer ignore the side effects experienced by women

Since the vaccine rollout began, the mainstream media has focused only on blood clots as the primary side effect of COVID-19 vaccines. It has largely ignored the vaccines’ effects on women’s reproductive health. But recently, reports of the latter have become so prevalent that they’ve become hard for mainstream media to ignore.

In late April, after reporter Kate Larsen asked about it on social media, ABC7News reported being flooded by stories of women experiencing menstrual cycle changes following vaccination. Since then, many women have continued to express concern about long and heavy periods and changes in cycle timing following vaccination.

These reports underscore the fact that, according to data, women are generally experiencing more side effects than men. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study that analyzed safety data based on the first 13.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses given to Americans. Despite the fact that only 61.2 percent of the vaccines have been administered to women, a whopping 79.1 percent of the reports about their adverse effects came from women.

In addition, the side effects that women reported experiencing were more severe. These included body aches, chills and fatigue, aside from flu-like symptoms.

But experts at the CDC said that women experiencing these side effects is to be expected. According to Julianne Gee, a medical officer in the CDC’s Immunization Office, women “have more reactions to a variety of vaccines.” These include flu vaccines given to adults and vaccines given to children, such as for hepatitis and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

CDC experts cited a 2013 study that found that four times as many women as men, aged 20 to 59, reported experiencing allergic reactions following inoculation with vaccines for the 2009 flu pandemic. They also point to another study that found that, between 1990 and 2016, women accounted for 80 percent of all adult anaphylactic reactions to vaccines.

That said, the fact that these studies exist and that women are supposedly more susceptible to side effects raises questions. If this was already known, why wasn’t more effort made to lessen the side effects on women? Or was this knowledge simply treated as a “fact of life” so as to normalize extreme side effects on women and their reproductive health any time a new experimental vaccine is released on the market?

For more on how so-called COVID-19 vaccines are actually doing more harm than good, visit VaccineInjuryNews.com.

Sources include:

Brighteon.com

ABC7News.com

NYTimes.com

 

Vatican Invites Abortion Advocate Chelsea Clinton To Talk About ‘Health’ And The ‘Soul’

Vatican Invites Abortion Advocate Chelsea Clinton To Talk About ‘Health’ And The ‘Soul’

BY EVITA DUFFY

SEE: https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/16/vatican-invites-abortion-advocate-chelsea-clinton-to-talk-about-health-and-the-soul/

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The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture is set to host Chelsea Clinton, Anthony Fauci, Deepak Chopra, and others for a May conference to explore the “mind, body, and soul” and its role in health care.

The Vatican Council for Culture and the Cura Foundation and the Science and Faith (STOQ) Foundation are partnering together to host “the world’s leading physicians, scientists, leaders of faith, ethicists, patient advocates, policymakers, philanthropists and influencers to engage in powerful conversations on the latest breakthroughs in medicine, health care delivery and prevention.”

Speakers for the virtual conference are the world’s elites. Those picked to lecture on health and the soul include CEOs of large pharmaceutical companies, including Moderna and Pfizer, and former supermodel Cindy Crawford, English primatologist Jane Goodall, Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry, and CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Speaker Chelsea Clinton is a high-profile abortion advocate, like her mother and father, Hillary and Bill Clinton. Chelsea labels the pro-life movement as an “anti-choice movement,” and is an outspoken supporter of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S.

In 2018, Chelsea spoke at a “Rise up for Roe” event in New York City, a meeting organized by the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League and Planned Parenthood to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. During her address, she glowingly credited legal abortion for adding trillions of dollars to the U.S. economy.

“American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy,” Clinton stated. “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.”

Chelsea is also Vice President of the Clinton Foundation, an organization riddled with controversy and corruption, and a supporter of global pro-abortion initiatives.

The Catholic Church publicly professes that life begins at conception and abortion is a case of direct killing of an innocent human being — a violation of the rights of the youngest members of our society and the human family.”

In fact, the Catholic Church has been a leading advocate for the right to life for hundreds of years. “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law,” reads the Catholic Catechism.

There is no mention of Clinton’s anti-life stance on the Vatican’s website, she is simply identified as “vice chair, Clinton Foundation.” The Church is actively elevating Clinton, who vocally advocates for a practice that harms mothers and kills innocent children, as an authority on the “mind, body, and soul.”

The conference will take place May 6-8, and “will be moderated by renowned journalists, who will explore the role of religion, faith and spirituality, and the interplay of the mind, body, and soul – and, ultimately, search for areas of convergence between the humanities and the natural sciences.”

The “renowned” journalists include Katie Couric, Richard Lui, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Amy Robach, Robin Roberts, and Meredith Vieira.

“Together we will focus on advances in medical innovation and the creation of healthier communities and seek to catalyze new, interdisciplinary approaches and partnerships to improve health and wellbeing, as well as understand human uniqueness,” the Vatican said.

PA REP. STEPHANIE BOROWICZ: House Health Committee Receives Reports on Inhumane Taxpayer-Funded Experiments with Aborted Baby Parts at Pitt University

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House Health Committee Receives Reports on Inhumane Taxpayer-Funded Experiments with Aborted Baby Parts at Pitt University

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In consideration of recent federal actions to force American taxpayers to pay for abortions worldwide, this week, the House Health Committee, of which I am a member, convened the fourth in a series of public hearings focused on pro-life and abortion issues.

The topic for Tuesday’s hearing was Fetal Experimentation.

The hearing featured presentations from former abortionist Dr. Kathi Aultman, OB/GYN, Charlotte Lozier Institute Associate Scholar; Jeremy Rich, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Henry T. Greely, Stanford University Professor of Law, Steering Committee Chair, Center for Biomedical Ethics; and David Daleiden, founder, Center for Medical Progress.

Most of the testimony centered around recent reports of University of Pittsburgh scientists and faculty being deeply involved in taxpayer-funded experiments with aborted baby parts, including Planned Parenthood of Western PA supplying harvested aborted baby parts for the university’s human tissue bank.

Unfortunately, the unethical and inhumane research taking place at Pitt is far from an isolated incident. Last year, Pitt student researchers published details on experiments where scalps and “full-thickness human skin” from aborted babies (18-20 weeks gestation) were grafted onto lab rats. Additionally, lymphoid tissue, livers, and spleens from the same aborted babies were co-engrafted into the same rodent models.

In the video clip above, I thanked Mr. Daleiden for his outstanding undercover video reporting that has exposed Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts and asked for his suggestions on the next steps that should be taken in terms of tougher enforcement and greater oversight authority for regulating fetal experimentation taking place across the Commonwealth.

The House Health Committee maintains legislative oversight over policies impacting abortion, abortion facilities and teen pregnancies.
 

APOSTATE Pastors Protest Pro-Life ‘Heartbeat’ Bill in Texas

One "reverend" claims abortion is a "God-given" right

BY KIT DANIELS

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/pastors-protest-pro-life-heartbeat-bill-in-texas/;

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A group of pro-choice church pastors is protesting pro-life bills expected to pass in Texas.

One Presbyterian pastor, in particular, claimed Texas Senate Bill 8 could expose pastors to legal liability if they recommend abortions.

“The relationship between a parishioner and a pastor is one of sacred trust and cannot be legislated. It cannot be legislated. As God alone is Lord of the conscience and not Caesar,” he said, according to Fox 7.

Senate Bill 8 and its companion bill, HB 1515, would ban abortions when a heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as four to six weeks in a pregnancy.

Another pro-abortion clergy member claimed it was a “God-given” right to choose an abortion.

“We will never give up our individual consciences, and religious freedom or our God-given right to choose,” she said.

These church leaders actually held a prayer circle at the Texas State Capitol in protest of the two bills.

“The Texas Heartbeat Act will receive a final procedural vote tomorrow and then return to the Texas Senate for approval with amendments,” according to Life News. “The Senate originally passed the Heartbeat act on March 30.”

The House version of the bill passed on a 81-63 vote.

“After the Senate approves again, the Texas Heartbeat Act will be sent to pro-life Governor Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it into law,” Life News added.

 

Sickening E-mails Surface: FDA, NIH Buying Aborted Human Fetal Parts for Experiments

BY ANNALISA PESEK

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/sickening-e-mails-surface-fda-nih-buying-aborted-human-fetal-parts-for-experiments/;

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It was just a matter of time — though it took nearly 100 years — before Planned Parenthood would cancel its own founder, the suddenly “problematic” Margaret Sanger (1879–1966).

In an April 17 New York Times op-ed, Planned Parenthood President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson admitted that “Up until now, Planned Parenthood has failed to own the impact of our founder’s actions. We have defended Sanger as a protector of bodily autonomy and self-determination while excusing her association with white supremacist groups and eugenics as an unfortunate ‘product of her time.’”

Sanger’s vision for limiting America’s black population through the championing of birth control and “healthcare services” is seamlessly outlined in her 1939 initiative “The Negro Project.” Sanger herself wrote about speaking at a Ku Klux Klan meeting in her autobiography and publicly supported the 1927 Supreme Court ruling Buck v. Bell, permitting the sterilization of “unfit” people without their consent. But Johnson is careful not to rush to judgment: “Whether our founder was a racist is not a simple yes or no question. Our reckoning is understanding her full legacy and its impact. Our reckoning is the work that comes next.”

But while the organization conducts its “woke” investigation, and this trivia makes the national news, the nefarious evils of America’s largest abortion provider remain buried.

Planned Parenthood faces ongoing investigations by U.S. House and Senate committees into their involvement in human fetal tissue trafficking — a federal felony — and illegal profiting from transfers of organs harvested from aborted human fetuses, yet, it’s clear abortion alone does not satisfy the agency. So it’s not surprising they would have come up with other ways to turn a profit.   

A harrowing report from Judicial Watch, published April 1, reveals that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has paid tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to obtain human fetal tissue from the California-based “procurement” firm Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), undoubtedly supplied by abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.

According to the report, the fetal tissue was used in a sort of Frankenstein project to create “humanized mice” to test “biologic drug products.” To this day, research continues unimpeded on these lifeless, preborn babies, as no one can provide consent for medical experimentation on an aborted fetus — certainly, the mother would not object, as she is not concerned about what happens to her aborted child.

Now the pro-abortion side would say that fetal experimentation is a complete myth concocted by “anti-choice” activists stirring the pot over a “trivialized harm.” Yet records of tissue purchases between ABR and government agencies prove the reality is far from being all in our minds.

Judicial Watch has acquired communications from January 2011 to April 2018 between ABR procurement manager Perrin Larton and FDA research veterinary medical official Dr. Kristina Howard, confirming the purchase of organs from aborted human fetuses.

In an e-mail dated September 27, 2012, Howard submitted an application to Larton for “tissue purchases” in the amount of $12,000. The contract reportedly requested tissue from an aborted fetus with a gestational age of 16 to 24 weeks and “One set of tissue (thymus/liver) approx. twice monthly.”

Instructions stated that the tissues were to be shipped “fresh; on wet ice.”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, whose watchdog group has released two previous sets of records exposing unlawful transactions between ABR and the FDA, had these remarks on the findings:

These fetal organ trafficking documents shock the conscience and show potentially illegal use of tax dollars to purchase organs of the unborn killed through abortion.

According to 42 U.S. Code § 289g–2 — prohibitions regarding human fetal tissue, the purchase of human fetal tissue is “unlawful for any person who knowingly acquires, receives, or otherwise transfers any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce.”

In March 2019, Judicial Watch moved forward with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against Health and Human Services (HHS), of which the FDA is a part (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department Health and Human Services (No. 1:19-cv-00876). Additional records secured by the group demonstrate the National Institutes of Health (NIH) purchased aborted fetal parts for HIV research, paying “at least $18,100 between December 2016 and August 2018 to ABR for livers and thymuses from second-trimester aborted fetuses.”

Judicial Watch reported that “ABR has been the subject of criminal referrals from House and Senate committees investigating whether Planned Parenthood or any other entity was illegally profiting from the handling of fetal tissue from aborted babies.”

However, in March 2018, government agency officials determined that purchasing human fetal tissue for research purposes was not protected by federal regulations.

An “overview” supplied by ABR describes the firm as a “non-profit corporate foundation … devoted to providing services in connection with the procurement of human organs and tissues for medical and scientific research.”

Yet such a statement is deceptive, as ABR is most certainly capitalizing on abortions performed every few seconds in this country. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood rakes in triple the amount of money from one abortion, selling livers, brains, eyes, hearts — really whatever organs they can salvage. And now it’s up to the courts, and so far many judges have been complicit in continuing this evil, though they hold the power to stop it.

Biden Admin Clears The Way To Allow Research On Fetal Tissue From Abortions

Abortion and COVID vaccines - Is there a Connection?

Were aborted fetal cell lines used to produce Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine?

Aborted Fetal Tissue & COVID Vaccines | A Doctor Explains

BY CHARLOTTE PENCE BOND

SEE: https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-admin-clears-the-way-to-allow-research-on-fetal-tissue-from-abortions;

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On Friday, the Biden administration announced the removal of a previous barrier that restricted certain kinds of research conducted on fetal tissue from elective abortions.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a statement on Friday saying that it was undoing some of the previous administration’s policies regarding research conducted on fetal tissue gathered from abortions.

The statement said that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is “reversing its 2019 decision that all research applications for NIH grants and contracts proposing the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortions will be reviewed by an Ethics Advisory Board.” It added that another Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board will not be created.

The statement noted: “NIH reminds the community of expectations to obtain informed consent from the donor for any NIH-funded research using human fetal tissue … and of continued obligations to conduct such research only in accord with any applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations, including prohibitions on the payment of valuable consideration for such tissue.”

During a hearing at the House of Representatives on Thursday, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra discussed the changes prior to the official announcement, as reported by Politico.

School Districts Are Hiding Information About Children From Their Parents

Parents

BY SARAH PARSHALL PERRY

SEE: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/03/24/school-districts-are-hiding-information-about-gender-transitioning-children-from-their-parents-this-is-unconstitutional;

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American law has long recognized the importance of parental rights. A parent’s right to oversee the care, education, and control of his or her child is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment and was confirmed by the Supreme Court in 1923, in Meyer v. Nebraska, and as recently as 2000, in Troxel v. Granville.

To raise and educate a child as parents see fit is—and always has been—on a par with the other fundamental, constitutionally guaranteed rights.

Worryingly, one school district in Maryland is acting like parental rights are no longer valid.

In Montgomery County, Maryland, educators are actively keeping information about something as critical as a student’s gender identity preference hidden from parents—an action in direct contravention of legally guaranteed parental rights, and in violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

In response, two families have sued the Montgomery County Board of Education. The suit aims to enforce their rights to access information about their children’s gender identity, which is generated and retained by Montgomery County schools pursuant to a 2019 policy.

This policy enables Montgomery County Board of Education personnel to evaluate minors about sexual matters, allows minors of any age to transition socially to a different gender identity at school without parental notice or consent, and requires personnel to facilitate the transition with the use of the child’s “preferred pronouns.”

It also permits students to use the restroom that aligns with their “gender identity,” stating that while “[s]ome students may feel uncomfortable with a transgender student using the same sex-specific facility,” that “discomfort is not a reason to deny access to the transgender student.

School administrators and counseling staff members, the policy states, should work with students to “address their discomfort to foster understanding of gender identity and to create a school culture that respects and values all students.”

Certainly, the parents of students made to share sex-specific spaces with students of the opposite sex would want to know this information. But the Montgomery County Board of Education policy forbids it.

Stunningly, the policy prohibits personnel from communicating with parents on any of the above actions and goes so far as to direct teachers and staff to deceive parents by reverting to a child’s birth name and corresponding pronouns whenever a child’s parents are present.

According to court filings, the Montgomery County Board of Education claims it is acting in the best interests of the minors involved by protecting them from the “unsupportive” parents of those children.

In its motion to dismiss, the Montgomery County Board of Education represented that disclosure to parents who are “not supportive … might expose the student to harm” and that “gender-nonconforming students face significant dangers of abuse at home from unsupportive families.”

The Montgomery County Board of Education policy requires that “the principal or identified staff member should speak with the student to ascertain the level of support the student either receives or anticipates receiving from home.”

By cloaking critically important information about one’s child under the guise that unsupportive parents are “dangerous” to their children, schools are given license to effectively label “gender critical” parents as abusive without the benefit of due process protections.

Under some cock-eyed theory of “harm at home,” the Montgomery County Board of Education substitutes schools for parents and deprives all parents in the county school system of their fundamental right to vital information based on nothing but a hunch.

Montgomery County parents not only have the U.S. Constitution and the Maryland Constitution on their side, they have the protections of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act as well. Specifically, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act gives parents of minors rights regarding their children’s education records, with the only exceptions being a court order or specific state law to the contrary.

These rights include a right to access their children’s education records, to seek amendment of those education records, and to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information. Parents whose Family Education Rights and Privacy Act rights are violated can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (in addition to any private legal action).

Montgomery County is not alone in bypassing parental consent and notification when it comes to students’ gender transitions. It’s quite possible the gender transition nightmare that Jay Keck experienced with his autistic daughter—facilitated and concealed by school officials in a Chicago suburb—could happen to other parents who are not informed of their rights.

With full awareness of her mental health challenges, school officials helped Keck’s daughter socially transition by using her preferred pronouns, giving her access to a gender-neutral restroom, and keeping it all from her parents.

When Keck and his wife discovered their child’s secondary identity and requested school officials treat her in accordance with her biological sex, they were continually defied.

For proof of school districts’ increasingly cavalier attitudes toward parental rights, see the Metropolitan School District policy in Madison, Wisconsin, that requires staff to keep a student’s gender identity “confidential” from parents if the student does not consent to the information being shared.

Or, see the New Jersey Department of Education’s guidelines, which instruct teachers how to avoid “inadvertently disclos[ing] the transgender student’s status” to parents.

Or, see the guide on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s website, which instructs teachers to provide whatever “services” they can for transitioning students with unsupportive parents.

Even the National Education Association, a labor union for teachers across the nation, encourages teachers to hide a student’s gender identity from parents unless they are “required to [reveal it] by law.”

While the public school districts and their unions may foolishly assume they know better than parents about what to do when it comes to a child’s “gender identity,” the Constitution and other federal law do not grant them the authority to circumvent parental consent or notification in these matters.

Despite the whims of the board of education, a parent’s rights do not end at the schoolhouse door. But if not eliminated, the unconscionable policy of the Montgomery County Board of Education will be the beginning of a steep and precipitous decline in protections for those rights.

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New Data Shows Homeschooling Explosion!

New Data Shows Homeschooling Explosion!

BY GARY BENOIT

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/new-data-shows-homeschooling-explosion/;

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New data from the U.S. Census Bureau confirm earlier polling results showing an unprecedented explosion in the number of families choosing to educate their children at home, free from government indoctrination, sexualization, forced masking, and dangerous dumbing down. Homeschooling rates grew fastest among black Americans.

The shift has been enormous. By the fall of 2020, the overall number of homeschooling families doubled, Census data show. In the Spring of 2020, just over 5 percent of families were educating children at home. By the fall, homeschoolers grew to represent over 11 percent of all American households with school-age children.

According to Census.gov, the number of homeschooling families grew rapidly from 1999 to 2012 but remained relatively steady at around 3.3 percent for years. “However, the global COVID-19 pandemic has sparked new interest in homeschooling and the appeal of alternative school arrangements has suddenly exploded,” wrote the bureaucracy, which tracks population data and more.

Using a nationally representative sample of American households, the Census Bureau’s “Household Pulse Survey” compared data from the spring of the 2019-2020 school year with results from the fall of 2020-2021. In late April and early May, about 5.4 percent of U.S. households with school-aged children reported homeschooling. By late September and early October, that number surged to 11.1 percent.

That enormous growth was an increase of 5.6 percentage points and a doubling in the number of U.S. households that were homeschooling compared with the previous school year. Because homeschool families are often larger on average than government-schooled families, the percent of school-age children being educated at home is estimated to now be well over 11.1 percent — potentially 5 million children or more.

Just to be sure that families doing government school at home did not misreport, the Census included a clarification making clear that virtual learning through a public or private school was not to be considered “true homeschooling.” Experts said that means the surge in homeschooling may have been even larger than reported. Unfortunately, no data from the bureau was available from before the pandemic.

In some states the population of homeschoolers became almost 10 times larger. Massachusetts, for instance, went from having just 1.5 percent of children being homeschooled to more than 12 percent in that short period. In Alaska, the number went from 10 percent to almost 28 percent. And in Oklahoma, the numbers went from about 8 percent to over 20 percent. Florida’s numbers also grew to almost 20 percent of families choosing to educate at home.

Self-described black Americans were far more likely to pull their children from government schools than any other group measured in the data. “In households where respondents identified as Black or African American, the proportion homeschooling increased by five times, from 3.3% (April 23-May 5) to 16.1% in the fall (Sept. 30-Oct. 12),” the Census Bureau revealed. Lower-income Americans were also more likely to pull their children out.

Analysts said more research would be helpful to understand the changes. “Future research will likely reveal what portion of those families who began homeschooling during the past year will continue on with it into the future,” wrote Dr. Brian Ray, who leads the National Home Education Research Institute. “If a significant portion stays with homeschooling, more noticeable changes lie ahead regarding public favor toward homeschooling and parent-led home-based education’s impact on individual children, families, and society.”

The news is not new. In fact, The Newman Report noted in September of 2020 that survey data from Gallup revealed a doubling in homeschool numbers. At the same time, this blog also reported in December that government-school districts across America were seeing catastrophic declines in the number of victims enrolled in their indoctrination centers, with some districts losing over 10 percent or more in one year.

Of course, government and government-school proponents want Americans to believe that the surge in home education is solely due to COVID-19. The reality is far more complex. One of the many things COVID did was expose for parents the madness and child abuse taking place in government schools, while at the same time showing parents the benefits and possibilities of homeschooling.

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In a Rebuke to Unions, School Choice Going Gangbusters in the States

BY LINDSEY BURKE

SEE: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/03/30/in-a-rebuke-to-teachers-unions-school-choice-is-going-gangbusters-in-the-states

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School districts are slowly beginning to reopen in-person instruction after being closed for nearly a year—or, in many places, for over a year. While this is a wonderful development, it will never erase what parents experienced last year: uncertainty, inconsistency, and, in some cases, ineptitude from public schools.

The events of the last year have demonstrated to many families that public schools are not always the reliable institutions many thought they were. It also opened their eyes to just how powerful the teachers' unions are, and revealed what many already suspected: that their modus operandi is not to support teachers who want to teach but to score political wins.

Thankfully, in response to these disappointments, multiple state legislatures are undertaking one of the biggest expansions of school choice in history. Here are some states to watch:

West Virginia. On March 29, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed into law the most expansive school choice program in the country, a nearly universal option for education savings accounts.

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This is monumental. It is the nation’s first universal education savings account program open to all children in the state. Students who choose to participate in the education savings account option will receive 100% of what the state would have spent on their education in their prior public school—or approximately $4,600 per year—which they can then use to pay for private school tuition, online learning, private tutoring, and a variety of other education services, products, and providers.

All incoming kindergarteners will be eligible for an education savings account, as will all first through 12th graders, with the condition that they have previously been enrolled in a West Virginia public school for 45 days.

Kentucky. Kentucky followed suit this week with the Legislature overriding Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of a bill to create the Bluegrass State’s first school choice program—a tax credit-funded education savings account.

Known as Education Opportunity Accounts, students from families with incomes below 175% of the federal poverty line will have access to education savings accounts. The program is available to students living in counties with more than 90,000 residents and will initially be capped at $25 million.

South Dakota. On March 18, Gov. Kristi Noem signed into law an expansion of South Dakota’s tax credit scholarship program, which provides tax credits to insurance companies that provide donations to scholarship-granting organizations, which in turn provide scholarships to eligible students to offset the cost of private school tuition.

Students from families whose income does not exceed 150% of the qualifying amount for free and reduced-price lunch eligibility (approximately $73,000 for a family of four) are eligible. The Legislature expanded the program to now include students who already attend private school.

Georgia. Gov. Brian Kemp will soon have on his desk a bill that expands eligibility for the state’s existing voucher program for students with special needs. The proposal would expand eligibility to students in public schools with 504 plans (meaning they may need additional help in school due to learning impediments).

Approximately 58,000 Georgia students currently have 504 plans and would be eligible for the expanded voucher program.

Florida. The Florida Legislature is considering a proposal to consolidate the state’s five existing school choice programs into two streamlined education savings account options. One of the education savings account programs would be geared toward students with special needs, and the other would be available to the broader student population.

This proposal would fold the McKay Scholarship Program, a voucher program for children with special needs; the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to income-eligible students; the Hope Scholarship, which allows individuals to redirect their car sales tax to private school scholarships; and the Family Empowerment Scholarship, which provides scholarships to students to attend a private school of choice who were on the waitlist for the state’s popular tax credit scholarship program, into the existing education savings account structure.

The proposal would bring the flexibility and customization of education savings accounts to the existing voucher and tax credit scholarship programs, updating the current school choice programs.

The proposal also grows program eligibility by eliminating the prior public school attendance requirements and opening the education savings account program to low-income homeschooled students in the state.

Arizona. In Arizona, the Legislature is considering an expansion of the state’s existing (first-in-the-nation) education savings account program to include students who attend a low-income school.

It would also make students who live in the attendance zone boundary of a Title I school eligible for the accounts. An estimated 65% of school districts in Arizona are home to Title I schools.

Missouri. Missouri lawmakers have introduced a bill to create a tax credit-funded education savings account program with broad eligibility. The program would be open to all students who previously attended public school in Missouri, or are entering kindergarteners, or who have an active-duty military parent. The program would initially be capped at $50 million.

New Hampshire. New Hampshire officials are likewise considering an education savings account program that would provide eligible families with $4,500 per year. The education savings accounts would be available to students from families earning less than $77,000 per year for a family of four.

Indiana. In Indiana, policymakers have introduced a measure that would expand eligibility for the state’s existing school voucher program and would create education savings accounts.

Children with special needs, from military families, or from foster families would be eligible for an education savings account worth 90% of what the state would have spent on that child in their public school.

In addition to these nine states, dozens of others are considering measures to expand education freedom and opportunity to students. An unprecedented 29 states have already introduced similar measures this year that will create or expand vouchers, tax-credit scholarships, and education savings accounts, according to the Educational Freedom Institute.

According to EdChoice, more than 20 of those states have introduced education savings account options specifically. For families, these proposals represent lifelines to opportunities previously unavailable to them in their public school.

These measures are a swift rebuke to the teachers' unions, who have not only stood in the way of education access during the pandemic but have been the primary obstacles to education choice for decades.

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