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  • North Carolina's Abortion Ultrasound Law Nixed By Appeals Court

    12/22/2014 11:41:20 AM PST · 15 of 21
    exDemMom to TangledUpInBlue

    As current laws stand, an abortionist and his staff can tell a woman anything to get her to have an abortion. In fact, they put a lot of pressure on her to have that abortion. They do not, as a rule, give any actual information regarding stage of fetal development or how much pain the fetus suffers during the murder procedure. However, they do tell a lot of lies—for instance, that there is nothing but a “clump of cells” and referring to the baby consistently as a “product of conception.”

    This pressure starts long before pregnancy occurs. Planned Parenthood has a decades-long running advertising campaign conducted in high schools under the guise of reproductive education.

    The abortion industry also keeps repeating the mantra that somehow, abortion is about women’s rights. How it enables women’s rights is a mystery, one that they never explain. But young women fairly predictably fall for it.

    Laws such as those requiring ultra-sounds, waiting periods, etc., are meant to reduce the impact of the high-pressure sales tactics that abortionists employ to ensure that any woman entering their facility will make one “choice”, and one “choice” only. Only abortionists are exempt from full disclosure about their practices; if you seek any kind of actual legitimate medical care, the doctor is required to explain the care to you, its risks, and you have to sign an agreement that you understand. I’m certain that abortionists also have their clients sign agreements, but the agreements in this case are as untruthful as anything else the abortionist tell their clients.

    I would agree that the education should start long before a woman makes that decision to get pregnant with a child she intends to terminate. The abortion industry agrees also, which is why they start their sales campaigns while girls are in high school, while many are still virgins. Our challenge is to stop that early ad campaign, and to really educate women and young girls.

    The first point of education, IMO, is to get them to understand that the abortionist is NOT their friend. Someone who can murder babies without a second thought would murder anyone just as easily, if they could get away with it—because they don’t respect human life.

  • Top 10 stupid quotes from pro-choice activists

    12/22/2014 7:16:45 AM PST · 7 of 7
    exDemMom to Morgana

    If you can justify the taking of a human life through abortion, you can justify taking a human life under any circumstance. Ultimately, the decision to get pregnant because abortion is so easily available is rooted in nothing more than selfishness.

    One consequence of widely available abortion is that women whose maternal instincts are weak and/or who have no empathy are weeding their genetic weaknesses out of the gene pool. More than we would like to think, behavior is driven by genes. And when that behavior drives one towards self-destructive “choices” like the “choice” to abort, the genes responsible for that behavior do not pass to the next generation.

  • Grades, Finals and Protests (Want 'F's' cancelled because they were out protesting and not studying)

    12/22/2014 6:39:14 AM PST · 22 of 36
    exDemMom to Timber Rattler
    Basically, no student especially black students and students of color should be failing a class this semester.

    Perhaps if they would attend class, instead of indulging in tantrums over things they don't even take the time to understand, they would learn proper grammar and thus avoid writing sentences like this.

  • Sometimes it’s a “baby”, sometimes it’s not

    12/21/2014 9:44:21 PM PST · 6 of 10
    exDemMom to Morgana
    I do not feel it is my job to correct terminology as long as she has a thorough understanding of the facts.

    What facts? To my knowledge, those in the abortion industry absolutely *never* inform women of the facts about pregnancy and abortion. In fact, whenever a law is passed attempting to require abortion mills to provide full disclosure, they fight it tooth and nail.

  • Pro-choice author laments unborn baby pictures

    12/21/2014 7:58:00 PM PST · 9 of 9
    exDemMom to Morgana

    That woman is an utter psychopath. While she complains about “humanizing” the fetus (who was always human), the concept that being able to kill one’s own child for convenience is not a right does not seem to enter her mind.

  • My Jerk Neighbor (Vanity)

    12/21/2014 9:14:06 AM PST · 3 of 62
    exDemMom to wgflyer

    LOL!

  • NASA wastes $350 million

    12/21/2014 8:38:13 AM PST · 12 of 27
    exDemMom to Robert A. Cook, PE

    It’s not that easy. The money is already committed, contracts are signed, workers are hired, etc. To simply say “Stop” in the middle of such a project would mean even more expenses in legal fees and so forth stemming from breaking the contracts. In addition, the ripple effect from suddenly halting a long-term construction project would be huge.

  • NASA wastes $350 million

    12/21/2014 8:14:55 AM PST · 5 of 27
    exDemMom to Patriot777

    There is a problem in that a construction project takes several years, from planning through to finally finishing.

    If other plans change, it is hard to change construction plans that are already budgeted and enacted.

    A compounder is that Congress is not good on long-term planning. They’re too worried about the next election cycle.

  • The best movie ever made

    12/21/2014 8:00:00 AM PST · 30 of 115
    exDemMom to SeekAndFind
    That's the magic of movies: some folks will enjoy a film that may seem an endurance test for others.

    Indeed. I utterly loathe "It's a Wonderful Life." The premise that the world would be quite different if a specific person (selected at random) had not existed is ludicrous. And the movie just goes downhill from there, with its over-the-top sappiness.

    It's hard to pick a movie that I would consider among the best ever made. Patton, The Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast... clearly, good movies can fall into any genre.

  • The Josh-WUWT 2015 Climate Skeptics Calendar is now available

    12/21/2014 5:04:45 AM PST · 10 of 10
    exDemMom to Berlin_Freeper

    Whatever you say to your daughter now will be repeated back to you in 15-20 years.

    Apparently (at the time), everything I told my son was a lie—he never believed it. But now that he is an adult, he says those things back to me, prefaced by “You said...” Or I hear him talking to his friends on the internet, repeating the ideas I told him so long ago.

    I didn’t even think he was listening...

  • Eight children reportedly stabbed to death at Cairns property (Australia)

    12/21/2014 4:47:58 AM PST · 78 of 79
    exDemMom to nicmarlo
    If that’s accurate. Andrea Yates, though....I can’t understand how a mother could do such a thing as horrific as this.

    Since 1973, young women have been conditioned to turn against their own babies. We should not be surprised that some of them don't respect the legal time limit on killing their children.

  • George W. Bush turned up at children’s hospital as Santa, but the buzz was about his elf

    12/21/2014 4:44:04 AM PST · 15 of 41
    exDemMom to PAR35

    True. And his show of subservience to foreign leaders has a strong impact on foreign relations. Our image is tarnished.

  • George W. Bush turned up at children’s hospital as Santa, but the buzz was about his elf

    12/21/2014 4:42:31 AM PST · 13 of 41
    exDemMom to sport

    I know. It is highly disturbing.

    Those children who sang praise songs to Obama back when he was elected created a scene better left to a movie about some dystopian society. Such activity does not belong in real life, in America.

  • NIH Had No $$$ for Ebola Vaccine, Spent $100 Million on Meditation

    12/21/2014 4:38:32 AM PST · 8 of 8
    exDemMom to SeekAndFind

    Actually, Ebola vaccines have been researched for at least a decade. There are several problems with researching Ebola vaccines or drugs.

    First, is that there is no profit potential for Ebola treatments or vaccines. Until the current outbreak (which grew because of inadequate public health measures), there have never been enough patients to even test on, let alone make a profit on. So a few government labs could work on vaccines and drugs, but the development could only go so far.

    Even if pharmaceutical companies could be persuaded to take on producing these drugs and vaccines (by an infusion of government money), testing the drugs and vaccines in phase 3 trials—the stage where it is determined they actually work—is almost impossible. Just because a drug works in animals does not mean it will work in humans, or have the same effect. And testing in humans is problematic. You cannot intentionally infect someone with Ebola to see if a drug or vaccine works. Furthermore, when testing the drug or vaccine, a control group has to receive the standard of care plus placebo; only in this outbreak have there been a sufficient number of patients to even set up such a randomized trial, and most patients do not receive a standard of care to compare against. There are also ethical problems with giving one group a treatment the other group does not receive, when the death rate is so high.

    All the money in the world cannot compensate for the real scientific, economic, and ethical issues hindering the R&D of an Ebola vaccine or drug.

  • Woman on welfare bullied into abortion by her social worker

    12/21/2014 4:23:04 AM PST · 6 of 15
    exDemMom to CharlesOConnell
    That would probably be just fine with the average UC Davis person.

    I'm a UC Davis alumna, and that is *not* just fine with me.

    I think it's time to start advocating for women's rights. Every woman has the right to health care provided by people who do not advocate or participate in killing of the innocent.

  • George W. Bush turned up at children’s hospital as Santa, but the buzz was about his elf

    12/21/2014 4:19:15 AM PST · 9 of 41
    exDemMom to Berlin_Freeper

    You could always see in pictures how President Bush focuses on people. He bends over or kneels down so that he can talk to people on their level, and he always looks straight at them.

    Contrast that to Obama, who tilts his head slightly back so that he is always looking down at people, even when they are taller than he.

    Bush’s body language says “We are equals”, while Obama’s body language says “I am superior to you.”

  • Aborting or having a baby with Down Syndrome (T21)

    12/20/2014 9:33:15 PM PST · 8 of 10
    exDemMom to Morgana

    Abortion causes quite a bit of damage to the reproductive organs.

    It is widely accepted that smoking during pregnancy has a chance of causing fetal death. A previous abortion has a slightly higher chance of causing fetal death. Women can stop smoking during pregnancy to reduce the risk to their babies, but they can never undo a previous abortion. Abortion can also cause infertility, or prevent a woman from being able to carry to term.

    The dangers of abortion, its effect on future pregnancies, and its true nature are never disclosed to abortion clients. Nope, they’re pressured into having an abortion as soon as possible, before they have time to think things over.

    What a tragedy this woman’s “choice” was, for both of her sons.

  • Castro daughter: US 'dreaming' if they think Cuba will return to capitalism

    12/20/2014 10:44:21 AM PST · 6 of 47
    exDemMom to yoe

    I hate to say it, but NO country, ever, has avoided capitalism. The difference is that in communist/socialist countries, the system is set up in such a way as to almost exclusively benefit those at the top.

  • Sorry Guys

    12/20/2014 10:10:00 AM PST · 36 of 82
    exDemMom to ChildOfThe60s

    Oh, that is funny!

  • OBGYN: Doctors who kill “kids” suffer emotional problems

    12/19/2014 8:37:23 PM PST · 10 of 13
    exDemMom to Rodamala

    When they try to justify abortion by claiming that they are committing it to support women’s rights, they are not saying that because they believe it, but to hoodwink the gullible. They don’t have to believe it themselves, nor are they able to. Their brains are defective—they really do not have the parts of the brain responsible for empathy.

  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/19/2014 4:19:59 PM PST · 29 of 29
    exDemMom to Smokin' Joe

    This EV68 is certainly concerning. Some numbers I saw earlier indicate that it neurologically damages a higher proportion of infected children than polio did. And there is no vaccine, and probably will not be one within the next 10 years if any company is interested in developing one.

    It is going to take more study to determine where EV68 came from, whether these cases started as a single source outbreak, or if there are many independent outbreaks.

    There are plenty of diseases that we can blame on the open southern border, but I do not know that there is enough evidence to place EV68 among those diseases.

  • Scientists Debate If It's OK To Make Viruses More Dangerous In The Lab

    12/19/2014 4:04:15 PM PST · 17 of 18
    exDemMom to wtd

    The problem is this: without knowing which mutations make a virus more pathogenic or more transmissible and by what mechanism they do this, it is impossible to know whether a virus circulating in the wild is mutating in such a way as to make it more pathogenic or transmissible.

    Nature is the biggest experimenter there is. And Nature, unlike scientists, makes no effort to contain viruses.

    I would rather know ahead of time if a virus is mutating in such a way as to make it more pathogenic or transmissible. I want to be forewarned in time to make preparations before it spreads too far to be contained.

  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/19/2014 2:47:05 AM PST · 27 of 29
    exDemMom to Smokin' Joe

    You cannot make even a correlation unless you know the incidence of the virus in Latin America.

    And then, to get evidence of origins, you need sequence data, preferably from each case. Then the phylogenetic trees can be built. With enough data, the phylogeny of the virus will reveal the path of its spread across the US.

    I do not have the time to look into this, since although Ebola has fallen mostly out of the news (which is a *huge* relief), I am still very busy with it. I would love to be busy with other diseases.

  • Delaney favors toll lanes for Interstate 270

    12/18/2014 7:11:04 PM PST · 4 of 43
    exDemMom to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    Adding toll lanes on already congested freeways is supposed to improve traffic, how?

    I-270 needs more lanes, not more congestion due to tolls.

  • Abortionist Says He’s a “God Loving Christian” But Does Abortions at 28 Weeks

    12/18/2014 6:24:25 PM PST · 3 of 29
    exDemMom to Morgana

    An abortionist lies. What a shock.

  • The 8 days of Hanukkah my true love sent to me

    12/17/2014 6:14:23 PM PST · 8 of 9
    exDemMom to Impala64ssa

    So you end up with 18 kids screaming? It’s a good thing you are getting 14 pounds of brisket, they are probably hungry!

  • Court Tells Pro-Life Midwives They Must Participate in Abortions or Lose Their Jobs

    12/17/2014 5:35:53 PM PST · 3 of 6
    exDemMom to Morgana

    The other side of this is that women have a right to receive medical services from providers who do not kill babies.

    When a so-called provider is a baby-killer, how can he/she be trusted to do the best for the patient’s health?

  • Hot New Book: Climate Change: The Facts 2014 ($AUD)*

    12/17/2014 3:38:16 AM PST · 16 of 19
    exDemMom to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    The irony is that if the radical “environmentalists” got their wish for an advanced technology-free world, the air would be incredibly polluted. Plus, there would be incredible environmental degradation.

    How do they think those who don’t have electricity and gas cook? Where do they think those who don’t have advanced agriculture get their food?

    Hint: the areas with the most environmental damage are NOT in the modernized areas of the world. They are in the non-developed or developing world.

    Also, the obsession with “man-made climate change” is diverting resources that should be used addressing real environmental problems, like the deaths of amphibians and bats or honeybee colony collapse. Every dollar spent on “climate change” is a dollar spent better somewhere else—even if it is spent on legitimate climate research, it is a better investment.

  • Two Women Who Met As Ferguson Protesters Get Married

    12/17/2014 3:23:23 AM PST · 32 of 45
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet

    Did they really get married, or are they merely participating in some sort of play-acting, trying to feel normal despite a mental illness that prevents them from being normal?

    The title does not make that clear; however, when you skim the article, it does become clear that neither one of them actually got married.

  • Remembering Glenn Miller

    12/16/2014 2:48:59 AM PST · 54 of 54
    exDemMom to smoothsailing

    My first music teacher had previously played in Glenn Miller’s orchestra. He was a very good teacher, with a real gift for selecting music that was fun to play, people wanted to listen to, and was at our skill level.

    None of my subsequent band teachers had that gift. It made a real difference in my music education. When a teacher consistently picks the most dreary and unexciting classical to play, it simply is not very inspiring to spend hours practicing it.

  • Nephew seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. Vanity

    12/15/2014 3:50:09 AM PST · 56 of 69
    exDemMom to Hillarys Gate Cult

    I will throw in my 2 cents here, even though it looks like I’m a bit late to the party.

    I started out doing 4 years enlisted in the Navy, got out, went to college, then was commissioned in the Army 11 years ago. Commissioned means that I am an officer, so my military experience is quite different from that of an enlisted person. For one thing, my word is law to enlisted people, and that takes some getting used to. The lesson that drove that fact home to me happened when I told my NCO (the only one I had assigned to me) that a walk-in refrigerator was unacceptably dirty. Ten minutes later, I walked by the refrigerator in question, and every enlisted person in the division was busy cleaning it out (and they did a great job).

    Since I am medical, I can’t talk to the experience of operating helicopters or tanks, or any of the other combat-related jobs. But I will say that the people I have had the honor to work with have been wonderful. Despite all the disparaging remarks (mostly from the left) about the low IQ of service members and the other insults about our intelligence and ability, the services are filled with highly talented people. Also, despite the stereotypes, the military is NOT the only option for poor people—proportionally to their representation in the population, rich kids are overrepresented in the service, and poor kids are underrepresented. (I guess that poverty culture that doesn’t prepare kids to become self-sufficient does not prepare them to serve, either.)

    Since I am active duty, I live the military. This is not the same situation for reservists. Some reservists I have encountered have less than military discipline. Others are gung-ho, so I guess it evens out. It depends, I suppose, on how much experience they get serving with the regular forces—some reservists have deployed to various places, and so do get the experience of active military life.

    I will close by saying that I wake up every day, thankful for the opportunities that I have had in serving. Some of these opportunities would not have been available had I remained a civilian. Being in the military has been a truly remarkable experience. Your nephew can have a very successful, fulfilling career in the service, if he puts forth the effort and has a good attitude.

  • Nephew seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. Vanity

    12/15/2014 3:27:26 AM PST · 55 of 69
    exDemMom to Rodamala

    That’s a 12 minute video, but if you open up the “About” section, all 5 reasons are listed there.

  • 'YOU ARE A 'TEABAGGER!'' LONG ISLAND WOMAN RECEIVES $1.12 MILLION FOR FALSE PROSECUTION

    12/15/2014 3:19:36 AM PST · 18 of 47
    exDemMom to USCG SimTech

    When people use the term “teabagging”, they are not referring to a beverage.

    What the word refers to is best left unsaid. I will not explain it here.

  • OSCILLOCOCCINUM: Yay or Nay?

    12/14/2014 9:20:25 AM PST · 76 of 79
    exDemMom to wastedyears

    Not necessarily. I think the most common reason for it is attention. People who have nothing wrong want to believe there is something wrong, because then they will get sympathy and attention. Sort of like a mild Munchausen syndrome.

  • OSCILLOCOCCINUM: Yay or Nay?

    12/14/2014 3:32:43 AM PST · 47 of 79
    exDemMom to imardmd1

    Unless you have been confirmed to have a bacterial infection, and the bacterial species is identified, it is not a good idea to take antibiotic. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are becoming a huge problem because of overuse of antibiotics.

    Most sore throats will clear up on their own. If you have sore throat and fever, it could be bacterial (but it isn’t always).

  • OSCILLOCOCCINUM: Yay or Nay?

    12/14/2014 3:26:51 AM PST · 46 of 79
    exDemMom to wastedyears

    A psycho allergy would be where they believe they have allergies against anything and everything, without having symptoms or being tested.

  • OSCILLOCOCCINUM: Yay or Nay?

    12/14/2014 3:24:18 AM PST · 45 of 79
    exDemMom to Impy

    Indeed, it most certainly is.

    I am always amazed by the amount of credibility people give to quack medicine. They won’t touch something that’s been tested on thousands of patients, about which everything is known about how it will affect the body, but when some snake oil salesman mixes up who knows what in his basement and tells them it’s a miracle cure, they line up to buy it.

  • Woman Aborts Baby at 28 Weeks Because of Baby's Deformed Left Hand

    12/13/2014 10:58:59 PM PST · 12 of 25
    exDemMom to Morgana

    That woman is incapable of loving any child. Obviously, to her, children are toys, to be discarded as soon as the newness wears off.

    Seriously, who cares about a little deformity? People learn to cope with disabilities all the time; it really is no big deal. I hope she never visits a hospital with a lot of disabled people—none of them would be safe with her around.

  • OSCILLOCOCCINUM: Yay or Nay?

    12/13/2014 10:47:12 PM PST · 8 of 79
    exDemMom to BunnySlippers

    It is not an approved or tested drug. That means that no one has ever tested it in rigorous clinical studies to see if it even does anything.

    I would never take anything that has not been tested to see if it works.

  • One shot or two? Many questions unresolved in Ebola vaccine race

    12/12/2014 3:18:46 PM PST · 17 of 19
    exDemMom to Georgia Girl 2

    If people are falsely claiming religious exemptions to avoid having their kids vaccinated, they should be required to produce supporting documentation from their place of worship, typed on letterhead paper, signed, with contact information.

    It should not be that easy to endanger everyone’s children by refusing to have yours vaccinated.

    Whooping cough is already causing localized outbreaks and killing babies, and there have been several measles outbreaks, all because selfish anti-vaxxers refuse to have their kids vaccinated. Anti-vaxxers could very easily cause a resurgence of polio.

    The diseases that vaccines prevent are killers. Infectious disease used to be the number one killer before childhood vaccines were invented. I have absolutely nothing but contempt for those who want to bring back those diseases.

  • Scientists Implant Human Brain Cells In Mice To Create ‘Supermouse

    12/08/2014 6:07:01 PM PST · 33 of 33
    exDemMom to Chainmail
    Can’t see what could possibly go wrong with this brilliant plan. Lesse: we have an animal species that is ravenous, omnivorous, and reproduces by the thousands and almost impossible to completely eradicate and we’re taking the chance on making them smarter?

    These mice, even with the implanted human cells, will still have pups that are pure mouse. The altered brains do not change their germ cells.

  • 80% of women having abortions Identify as Christians

    12/08/2014 6:03:06 PM PST · 85 of 101
    exDemMom to DarkSavant
    I've read this so many times and I still can't wrap my head around it. They have sex outside marriage, even though the parents and Church are adamantly against. However, they don't use contraceptives because their Church and Parents are against it?

    Exactly.

    I know of someone who absolutely will not use contraceptives because her religion teaches that it is wrong to do so. However, she's had at least a dozen abortions.

    I have also read about abortionists attempting to give contraceptives to clients after an abortion, and the clients refuse on the basis that the Church teaches that contraceptive use is wrong.

    When women take to heart the message that using contraceptives is wrong, but have no compunctions whatsoever about aborting their kids, it is a clear sign that something is wrong with the moral messages they get from their churches. They aren't getting the message that abortion is wrong because it actually destroys a living human being--they really think that the wrongness of abortion is rooted in the fact that it means they had sex.

  • Scientists Implant Human Brain Cells In Mice To Create ‘Supermouse

    12/08/2014 4:04:30 AM PST · 13 of 33
    exDemMom to Vaquero

    The cells implanted into the mice were taken from aborted babies. *That* makes the research immoral.

    The cells themselves form part of brain structure, but are not neurons that are responsible for thinking. The fact that these structural cells still contributed to better memory (four-fold improvement, but I don’t know exactly what that means) makes me wonder a few things about brain function—maybe *all* nervous system cell types contribute to our conscious experience.

    Anyway, this is unethical research, for a number of reasons.

  • 80% of women having abortions Identify as Christians

    12/08/2014 3:48:19 AM PST · 24 of 101
    exDemMom to Morgana

    I have seen many here on FR who claim to be pro-life, yet also make the claim that using contraceptives is morally no different than abortion, or that contraceptives actually *cause* pregnancy, or that pure girls would *never* have sex outside of marriage. (Within marriage, I suppose, they would only have sex when they want a baby, so if they don’t want a baby for a while, they don’t consummate their marriage?)

    I can easily see where girls raised in such strict, unforgiving environments might choose not to use contraceptives, and then, when a pregnancy occurs, would choose to abort the baby rather than having to face their parents telling them that they are going to hell for their sin.

    When my daughter-in-law became pregnant at age 16, her church made her stand in front of everyone so that she could be lambasted for being such a sinner. Thank God she did not choose to abort that child, my granddaughter—but she did leave that church. She was strong, but how many others, finding themselves pregnant at 16, would not be that strong and instead choose the “easy” path of abortion?

    There is nothing wrong with teaching abstinence, but for goodness sake, young people *need* to be taught that it is absolutely unacceptable to not take precautions if they *do* decide to have sex (as most of them do). According to a recent Playboy survey (which I will not link), 40% of 18 to 24 year olds are virgins—meaning that 60% are not. And there is absolutely no excuse for “unwanted” pregnancies to occur, with the wide variety of contraceptive methods available.

    I’ve always been of the opinion that the pro-life message can be a lot stronger—teaching kids about responsibility and birth control is a lot more effective than waiting until they are pregnant and then trying to talk them out of aborting the kid. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—certainly true in this case.

  • Help! Can't print Google maps anymore...what happened?

    12/06/2014 10:43:32 PM PST · 40 of 63
    exDemMom to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

    This morning, I switched to the old maps view, and was able to print just fine. I could not get a decent print-out in the new maps, since all the instructions turned into random characters.

    When I switched to the old view, there was a short survey that asked why I switched. I had to mark the reason as “other” since there was no choice about inability to print.

  • Egg Freezing and the Indentured Woman

    12/06/2014 7:14:51 PM PST · 20 of 20
    exDemMom to Kaslin
    “Even with the new flash freezing process, the most comprehensive data available reveals a 77 percent failure rate of frozen eggs resulting in a live birth in women aged 30, and a 91 percent failure rate in women aged 40. According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, for a woman age 38, the chance of one frozen egg leading to a live birth is only 2 to 12 percent.”

    I'm not certain that that is significantly higher than the natural chance of a specific ovum being able to be fertilized successfully and going on to develop into a baby that survives until birth.

    Half of all fertilized ova do not implant. Of the ones that do, about a third die soon after. I think that the chance of any fertilized ovum actually developing into a baby is about 10-15%. This does not include ova that, for whatever reason, cannot be fertilized in the first place (I have not seen statistics, but it would be surprising if fertilization were 100% effective).

    I tend to think that the difference is that these women put all of their hopes on a limited number of eggs. Whereas, when a woman decides to get pregnant naturally, it is irrelevant how many ova do not fertilize, do not implant, or die almost immediately thereafter. She just keeps trying until she gets pregnant, even if it takes months, because even at a 10% efficiency rate, she'll still be pregnant within a year. The woman counting on frozen ova does not get to keep trying until she is successful.

  • Lisa Harris: Abortion Provider

    12/06/2014 7:00:48 PM PST · 2 of 3
    exDemMom to Morgana

    I believe this is the same abortionist who goes on to describe how, after her daughter was born alive, she grasped her daughter’s foot and fantasized ripping her apart the way she rips apart other babies.

    She is pure evil, unrepentant. She enjoys killing.

    Murderers are always aware of the humanity of their victims. If realization of the victim’s humanity were enough to prevent murder, there would not be murder—not of unborn babies, not of anyone. Although abortionists like to try to hide the truth from their clients, they know perfectly well what they are doing and choose to do it anyway.

  • Transgender Woman Shot, Killed While Pounding on Door of South L.A. Home for Help

    12/05/2014 2:05:06 PM PST · 69 of 116
    exDemMom to BenLurkin

    I don’t think they are actually mutilated in all cases. Sometimes, they are cross-dressing men who may or may not indicate some intent to be mutilated in the future. Sometimes, they use hormones and implants to develop some secondary characteristics of the opposite gender, but remain otherwise men.

    The opposite applies when speaking of women whose mental illness is centered on their gender.

  • Respect for human dignity ‘demands’ infanticide for disabled newborns: bioethicist

    12/05/2014 12:38:28 PM PST · 14 of 23
    exDemMom to Blood of Tyrants
    Mark my word, the day will come when the government can and will refuse healthcare for disabled babies based on the liberal’s definition of desirability.

    I once read a science fiction novel in which a disabled man was moving around in public, and a young woman walked by him, eating ice cream. She kept commenting how his appearance disturbed her and that it was ruining her enjoyment of the ice cream.

    Not long after, she complained to her boss that none of the suicide precipitation techniques was working, and sought advice on what she should do.

    Apparently, her job was to find non-perfect people and try to encourage them to commit suicide by making disparaging remarks.

    I don't remember what the book was, although I seem to recall that it was something by Larry Niven--I could be wrong.

  • Respect for human dignity ‘demands’ infanticide for disabled newborns: bioethicist

    12/05/2014 12:30:15 PM PST · 11 of 23
    exDemMom to TigersEye
    That argument might work for putting down sociopaths.

    Not all sociopaths become violent criminals. Some of them become socialized just fine and function perfectly well in society.

    You can't look at *any* baby and make any kind of prognostication about his/her future.