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His Name Was Cole, Not Coal

You can practically hear the mind of the eco-leftie whirring and clanking: what is the net carbon (baby) footprint?

In what seems like a scene from a bad horror movie, a new report from the United Kingdom shows that over 15,000 aborted or miscarried babies were incinerated alongside garbage, and two hospitals even used fetal remains in the incinerator used to heat the hospital.

The National Health Service, the single-payer healthcare provider in the United Kingdom, immediately put a ban to the practice of burning fetuses to heat a hospital.

One of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, incinerated 797 babies below 13 weeks gestation at their own ‘waste to energy’ plant. The mothers were told the remains had been ‘cremated.’

Another ‘waste to energy’ facility at Ipswich Hospital, operated by a private contractor, incinerated 1,101 foetal remains between 2011 and 2013.

They were brought in from another hospital before being burned, generating energy for the hospital site. Ipswich Hospital itself disposes of remains by cremation.

Parents of miscarried babies were not given options as to what would happen to the remains of their child.

Technically, “cremation” is not a lie.

Does anyone disagree with me that this is the sort of thing that is likely to happen when we outsource our morality to our government? I sure hope the state-run hospitals didn’t say something like: “If you like your dead baby, you can keep your dead baby.”

Even my minimally-developed sense of decency forbids me from writing anything further.

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Pro Choice, As Long As It’s Hers

Maybe opposing abortion on the campus of UC Santa Barbara is like shouting fire in a crowded theater:

A department of feminist studies professor has been accused of going berserk after coming across a campus prolife demonstration that used extremely graphic displays, leading a small mob of students to chant “tear down the sign” before grabbing one of the signs, storming off with it, then allegedly engaging in an altercation with a 16-year-old prolife protestor who had followed the educator to retrieve it.

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The professor at the heart of the controversy is Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor whose area of emphasis is black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, according to her faculty webpage. She could not be reached for comment Tuesday by The College Fix.

The confrontation took place at the coastal, public university’s “free speech” area, a heavily traversed part of the quad.

She had me at “pornography and sex work”, so I swung by her webpage (swinging dude that I am).

Imagine my disappointment:

Areas of Study:

Pornography; Sex Work; Black Film, Popular Culture and Art; Feminist & Queer Theory; African American & African Diaspora Studies; Visual Archives; New Media; Ethnography; Oral History

Education:

PhD. New York University (American History and History of the African Dispora
M.A. New York University (American History and History of the African Dispora)
B.A. Emory University (History)

Dissertation: “A Taste for Brown Sugar: The History of Black Women in American Pornography.”

Do all those institutes of higher education demand their degrees back when they see how she spells? Do California taxpayers care that their money pays her salary? And where can I get a copy of her thesis?

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Mississippi-on-Hudson

Remember that we reported on the number of abortions among black women in New York City outnumbered the number of births?

Amateurs:

Although whites outnumber blacks in Mississippi by nearly 2-to-1, 71.67% of the babies aborted in Mississippi are black, while 26.6% are white.

Based on data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39,052 black babies were killed by abortions in Mississippi between 1995 and 2010. During that same time period, 14,529 white babies were aborted in the Magnolia State.

But you know what?

THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS!!!

Although black abortions comprised 72% of the total abortions between 1995 and 2010, in some years the percentage was higher. In 2009, for example, the percentage of black babies killed by abortion in Mississippi in relation to the total was 76.8%. In 2007, it was 77.8%; in 2005, 77.2%.

The population of Mississippi for 2012, as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau, was 2,986,450. Among that group, whites comprised 59.9% or 1,788,883 persons. Blacks comprised 37.4% of the population, which equals 1,116,932 persons.

So, barely one-third of the population accounts for three-quarters of the abortions. Hoo-boy.

You know how Michelle Obama and her ilk are always talking about “food deserts”?

Why doesn’t she call for an “abortion desert”?

The pro-life movement has pointed out for years that the abortion industry, including the Planned Parenthood abortion business, targets black women and Hispanics. The way in which it targets black women in more apparent today after a news report shows almost three-fourths of abortions in Mississippi, where a majority of residents are white, are done on black babies.

According to a Life Issues Institute study, 79 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion centers are located in minority neighborhoods.

To paraphrase the great bank robber Willie Sutton, that’s where the pre-natal babies are.

Margaret Sanger would be so proud. Her “Negro Project” (I did not make that up) is right on target. And that target is on really cute, fat, jolly, cuddly black babies.

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I’m Black, Don’t Abort Me

When I saw the title of Eugene Robinson’s column, “I’m Black, Don’t Shoot Me”, I immediately flashed to the title above, inspired by the story we posted yesterday that more black babies are aborted than born in New York City.

But I was too late:

According to the latest Justice Department figures, blacks make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but represent 50 percent of homicide victims. Moreover, black offenders kill 90 percent of black murder victims. And in the vast majority of interracial crimes, the victim is white and the perpetrator is black. In 2008 there were about 520,000 interracial violent crimes reported, and 82.5 percent were black-on-white, while just 17.5 percent were white-on-black. Messrs. Robinson and Coates would have us believe that black people in America should be more fearful of the Michael Dunns and George Zimmermans than of fellow blacks. Which is preposterous.

What these crimes statistics don’t show is how early the black-on-black violence begins. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has just released a report showing that more black babies in the city are aborted than born. In 2012, there were 6,570 more abortions than live births of black children. The other groups studied—whites, Asians and Hispanics—all had more live births than abortions. Blacks are 25 percent of New York’s population, but the black babies aborted were more than 42% of all abortions.

Perhaps that might interest black liberals who want to downplay black-on-black violence and lecture us about the value that whites place on black lives.

I’m neither black nor a social scientist, but let me pretend. If I’m black, I’m supposed to feel the shame of slavery, a century and a half after it was abolished. It was the white man’s crime against my great-great-great-great grandfather and grandmother that defines who I am today. Any crimes I may commit or failings I may suffer from can be blamed on a poor self-image born of bondage and dehumanization.

Let’s say that’s true.

If I’m so sensitive to atrocities against people five, six generations removed from me, how can I be deaf, dumb, and blind to what my own mother is doing to me today? What kind of self-image does mass infanticide instill in a young man or woman? To be a black baby in New York City today is have overcome the longest of odds. You can’t see many of your kind around, and it’s only a matter of time before you find out why. Your unborn siblings were “mistakes”, “inconveniences”, as casually discarded as they were conceived. Congratulations, that must make you very special.

Maybe… I’m just thinking out loud here… but maybe the genocide committed by black men against black men (see above) might be an aftershock of the infanticide committed by black women (and their partners) against black babies. Where better to learn the low value placed on life than with the mother’s milk?

I may not make a convincing black person, but I can pass for a PhD in social science!

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Grim Milestone Watch

If this were still the Bush years, you might expect the Grim Milestone to involve dead soldiers in Afghanistan or Iraq.

But we don’t care about that anymore. New president, new milestones.

And this Grim Milestone is as stomach-turning as it is disturbingly fitting to our new president:

In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

For Hispanic women, there were 22,917 abortions in New York City in 2012, which is 31% of the total abortions. Black and Hispanic abortions combined, 54,245 babies, is 73% of the total abortions in the Big Apple in 2012.

Black and Hispanic women account for three out of every four abortions in New York City; more black women abort their babies than give birth to them.

It’s been a while since I quoted our left-wing wacko ex-reader, Robert, who once wrote of a similar story about abortions among black women:

The only thing worse than the “genocide” of black babies aborted in New York City would be more black babies born to mothers not capable of taking care of them. Bravo to these women who made a hard, proper and rational decision.

There you are, ladies: you were just acting “rational”—and so many of you! Thank God that creep isn’t around any more. Margaret Sanger with a penis (allegedly).

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Women’s Reproductive Health Update

Try not to let this spoil your faith in the abortion “industry”:

When women cried during the abortion procedure, Anderson said, abortionist Michael King would shame them. “These girls would start crying on the table, and Dr. King would say, ‘Now you chose to be here. Sit still. I don’t have time for this.’”

“One doctor, when he was in the POC [products of conception] room, would talk to the aborted baby while looking for all the parts. ‘Come on, little arm, I know you’re here! Now you stop hiding from me!’ It just made me sick to my stomach,” Anderson said. “The sound the suction machine made when it turned on still haunts me.”

“You have to have so many [abortions] a month to stay open. In our meetings they’d tell us, ‘If abortions are down, you could get sent home early and not get as many hours.’

“They would allow girls to have ultrasounds that were obviously way too far along [the legal limit for having an abortion in Indiana is 13 weeks and six days]. They said, ‘If they want to be seen, you just put them through, no problem,’ just taking advantage to make money.

“I was always getting in trouble for talking too long to the girls, asking if they were sure they wanted to do this.

“It was absolutely miserable going in there.”

Like parking tickets or time share sales, everyone’s got a quota.

I know researchers have done experiments to see how long people can keep doing something they know is wrong if they are compelled strongly enough to do it. That sounds like the case here.

“We didn’t know!” cry the ignorant. Sure you did. And you know more now. We all do. I still see the need to keep abortion legal, but also safe and rare, as the feminists have always sworn to believe. Hard to keep it rare if Planned Parenthood’s profits depend on dead babies.

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Women’s Reproductive Health Update

Earlier today, I posted about America exploiting the “expertise” of Nazi “doctors”.

Haven’t we learned?

An unlicensed doctor who worked as an assistant at a Philadelphia abortion clinic that authorities dubbed a ‘house of horrors’ has been sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.

Massof testified he routinely saw babies born alive and then killed with scissors at Gosnell’s inner-city clinic, which catered to minorities, the poor and women with late-term pregnancies.

The judge credited Massof’s decision to plea guilty to two counts of third-degree murder and testify against Gosnell but called what happened at the clinic ‘unspeakably horrible.’

‘As evil as Dr. Gosnell was, as charismatic as he may have been, he didn’t do this alone,’ Lerner said. ‘He couldn’t do this without the assistance of someone like you.’

‘I don’t know how it started,’ the 51-year-old Massof sobbed in front of the judge.

‘I realize that this is something that’s wrong and will never be right and will never go away,’ said Massof, who called his work with Gosnell ‘a horrific part of my life.’

During his testimony he revealed that he witnessed an abortion at 26 weeks – two weeks beyond the 24-week limit in the state.

He also claimed he saw about 100 babies born alive and then ‘snipped’ with surgical scissors in the back of the neck, to ensure their ‘demise’.

He also spoke of the gruesome scenes at the clinic which was allegedly found dirty and rundown with rusting surgical instruments.

‘It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place. It is literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body,’ he told NBC.

He also spoke of how the clinic’s ultrasound machine was manipulated to make fetuses appear smaller and therefore younger.

Hey, I spared you the rough stuff.But this is the truth of the modern abortion movement.

Just one question. If three-fourths of births among black women are to single mothers, and a disproportionate number of abortions are performed on black fetuses… how are any black children born to two-parent families? Even one! Applying the arithmetic, Sasha and Malia Obama might be the only ones.

I find that immeasurably sad.

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If Elected, She Will Not Serve…

…my dinner:

Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for the state Senate.

“I am extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support I have received since I announced that I was considering running for office. My entire career has been devoted to the public interest, whether representing victims of human trafficking or advocating for working families,” Fluke said late Tuesday night. “I am committed to continuing that fight in Sacramento, working to protect our environment, ensure our access to health care, and create the jobs that are desperately needed. While I strongly considered offering my candidacy for Congress, I feel there is a better way for me to advance the causes that are important to our community.”

Her entire career? She just graduated from law school a year and a half ago! What career?

In 2003, Fluke graduated from Cornell University with a major in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Studies that required a great deal of field work, no doubt. But don’t let’s go there again.

After graduating from law school, she moved to Los Angeles, passed the California bar exam, has been active in Democratic circles and has spent time working on issues related to the foster-care system and a living wage. Rumors have long circulated that she would eventually run for office.

Note it never says she actually got paid for her legal acumen. If I were in a pickle, I’d still call Joe Pesci over this dingbat any day. “Active in Democrat circles” is code-speak for “campaigned for Obama”.

You know Bill Clinton wouldn’t let the opportunity go to waste. (Though his eyes would be just above—and below—the waist.)

But who would choose to labor in Sacramento over Washington, DC? What gives there?

“I believe that the families and communities of this district — from West Hollywood to West L.A. and from Santa Monica to Torrance and beyond — deserve to have a fresh perspective from a new generation of progressive leadership in Sacramento, and I am eager to get to work fighting for the causes that matter most to our future as a community, state and nation,” Fluke said.

Hollywood, Santa Monica—you bet they need saving. Pity Malibu and Big Sur aren’t in the district. Politics is show business for ugly people, the saying goes. She gets to do politics for beautiful people. That’s the Cornell and Georgetown brain on display.

To be fair:

Fluke co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including teen LGBTQ victims. Fluke was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence. While in New York City, she worked for Sanctuary for Families, which aids victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

If she’s against battery and slavery, she’s not all bad. I just don’t want to pay for her birth control unless I get a piece of the action. Is that so wrong?

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Slutwatch

I don’t want to get all Rush Limbaugh-y on you, but isn’t this called “sleeping your way to the top”?

Sandra Fluke, a women’s rights activist who came to prominence after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh labeled her a “slut” for advocating government-funded contraception, is considering a run for Congress.

Fluke told KPCC that she is “strongly” considering a bid for the seat of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who announced his retirement earlier Thursday.

“I’m flattered that I’m being discussed as a potential candidate,” Fluke said. “A number of folks I respect very deeply have reached out today and encouraged me to run. I am strongly considering running.”

Limbaugh’s comments about Fluke came after she was denied the right to testify in front of a House committee about the federal health law’s contraception coverage mandate.

She didn’t have the “right” to testify. It was a hearing of clergy, of which she is not one, and her name hadn’t been submitted in due course. The Republicans who denied her “right” did her a favor, as the Democrats organized a fake hearing at which she testified. Thence her 15 minutes of fame (or infamy, if you prefer).

She was a 30-year-old student at Georgetown Law who demanded that a Catholic institution foot the $3,000 bill for her birth control. Never mind what Rush Limbaugh said, that’s what she said. Never mind what you think, that’s not what the Catholic Church thinks. And they don’t exactly make a secret of it either. Women (and their partners) who can’t afford prophylaxis are free to attend other law schools.

Ms. Fluke achieved whatever notoriety she has on the basis of her sex life, or at least its public airing. Now she wants to run for Congress on that “platform”. What a country, huh?

Still, a moderate cutie like Ms. Fluke in place of that bridge troll Henry Waxman will improve the look of Congress immeasurably. So we’re not opposed.

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Is She Cherokee Too?

If I can revive the Austin-Boston axis for a moment, may I advise our Lone Star friends that they can provide all the chapters and verses they want to prove that the lovely and talented Wendy Davis is a lying self-promter in pink tennis shoes.

Minus the tennis shoes, so was Elizabeth Warren. Who is now the Senior Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

You have been warned:

[I]t turns out that part of Wendy Davis’s tale is fictionalized and the rest is told selectively.

She was divorced when she was 21, not 19, which wouldn’t matter, except maybe for the fact that she testified to it in federal court. But single teen mother fits so much better in a headline. It also wouldn’t be worth mentioning that she really only lived in a trailer for a few months—if she had actually been raised in poverty. Wendy’s family was middle-class, it turns out. Other details about her upbringing were also fudged. Her parents divorced, true, but her dad remained in her life. As for her mother’s supposed sixth-grade education, that was hard to square with recently unearthed yearbook photos of her in high school.

Wendy’s own marital history isn’t the feminist saga embraced by the media. After divorcing her first husband, she married a friend of her father’s, a man 13 years her senior named Jeffrey Davis. She had a child with him and then left both her daughters—Davis’s and her first husband’s—in his care while she went off to school.

Jeff Davis paid her tuition at TCU and Harvard—cashing in his retirement savings to do so—but Wendy apparently met someone at Harvard and the couple divorced. Jeffrey cited adultery in his original divorce petition. The final decree makes no mention of that, but a judge awarded Jeffrey custody of their daughter. The other one elected to stay with him.

“It was ironic,” Wendy’s second ex-husband told Wayne Slater. “I made the last [tuition] payment, and it was the next day she left.”

Look, who am I to people how to vote? I voted for Jimmy Carter. Twice. But I do think people should be acquainted with they candidates for whom they vote. Elizabeth Warren slipped into and out of her entirely fabricated Indian identity like it was a terry bathrobe. Her casual and intermittent ethnic impersonation struck some of those who were the real thing as “spiritual genocide” (oversensitive, perhaps, but walk a mile in their moccasins). In supporting abortion, Wendy Davis is in favor a rather more real genocide, though one the Supreme Court has managed to find protected by the Constitution.

That’s enough to win her the majority of women and liberals—hopefully not a majority of the Texas electorate. A few lies, whoppers, howlers, and resume embellishments won’t dissuade her Democrat base. In fact, the more absurd the lie, the more likely they are to believe it. Like our fellow Bay Staters who believed that someone whiter than Taylor Swift was Sacagawea on the inside. On the basis of cheekbones.

Hey, if we believe the president was born in Hawaii (and we do, we do), we’ll believe anything.

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Your Women’s Reproductive Health Story of the Day

Just as awful as you’d think (NB: not for the faint of heart):

A 21-year-old woman accused of killing her newborn son in the bathtub of her family’s Northwest Washington apartment was ordered Friday to undergo a mental health evaluation.

The suspect, Lillian Alvarado, told her father that the baby was born dead on Nov. 28, but the D.C. medical examiner’s office ruled Thursday that the boy was born alive and then was asphyxiated and dismembered.

Purely for clarification, how is this different from what is entirely legal before birth? I just searched for what happens during an abortion, and it sounds like this poor woman could open up a Planned Parenthood “reproductive health” clinic tomorrow.

We all have to live with some sort of hypocrisy on this subject—from the absolutists who would deny any rights to a pregnant woman or an unborn child, to the more nuanced among us, who would attenuate the rights one direction or another. But the greatest hypocrisy is to deny what abortion is.

Abortion is what this woman did, only fifteen minutes to nine months earlier. Why is she a crazed murderess when aborting women are smart shoppers (or whatever the word “choice” implies)?

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Bad Nuns

A staple of sports cliches (a realm crowded with cliches) is to refer to an overmatched team as “The Little Sisters of the Poor”.

These ain’t your daddy’s Little Sisters of the Poor:

The Little Sisters of the Poor run a nonprofit Colorado nursing home and hospice and therefore ought to be exempt under what the White House calls its “accommodation” for religiously affiliated institutions like parochial schools, hospitals and charities.

The problem is that to qualify under the “accommodation,” religious organizations must sign a legal contract with their insurer certifying that the religious organizations refuse to subsidize contraceptive services. “This certification is an instrument under which the plan is operated,” the contract notes, then informs the insurer of its “obligations” under the rules.

Those include a command that the insurer “shall provide” contraception to all enrollees, supposedly independently and for free. The political point of the accommodation was to pretend that the costs of contraception or abortifacients are nominally carried by a third-party corporation, but the insurers are really only the middle men. The Little Sisters thus argue that signing the certification contract directs others to provide birth control in their place and makes them complicit.

Boiled down, the Justice Department’s legal response on Friday was: Shut up and sign the form. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli argues the Sisters’ claims have “no legal basis.”

The Little Sisters can’t be bought off, and they can’t be intimidated.

But they can be fought:

Speaking at a fundraiser for NARAL Pro-Choice America in October 2011, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius declared that those of us arguing for conscience rights in the face of Obamacare were not only backward but belligerent:

They don’t just want to go after the last 18 months, they want to roll back the last 50 years in progress women have made in comprehensive health care in America.

We’ve come a long way in women’s health over the last few decades, but we are in a war.

Much commentary today — and many of the reporter’s questions — insist, as the administration has for a while now, that the Sisters have no religious-liberty problem: sign a form, all’s well. Except it’s not, and the Sisters won’t. Being told it has to green-light insurance coverage is not religious freedom in America. This accommodation/arbitrary exemption/exception business is for the birds.

Nancy Pelosi once threaten to “deem” Obamacare passed; Obama promised you could keep your doctor and your insurance plan; the Sisters are told they won’t get their precious little hands dirty with abortifacients. But they are buying none of it. I can’t say they’ll win—we are very far gone in terms of individual and religious liberties—but they won’t lose. If you keep your conscience, you never lose your soul.

That’s why the Sister will survive and America is very much in doubt.

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