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“Pop Culture vs. Mainstream America: When whose child you are determines what you are…”

By Hannah Carter, Director of Education for Georgia Right to Life
August 24, 2009

In America, we have a fascination with celebrities’ lives: where they live, what they wear, who they date, and we especially love to read about when they get married or have children. Last week Céline Dion was in the news announcing her most recent pregnancy.

On August 19th, MSNBC reported that Céline Dion was “excited to be expecting her second child.”[i] However, the headline read something different, “Céline Dion’s embryo was frozen for 8 years”.

In 2000 during the pregnancy of her first child, Céline Dion promised her mom that she would go back and get her other frozen embryo from the fertility clinic.
She noted, “I surely couldn’t live knowing that child is there.”[ii]
What was interesting was that the media was fascinated with the fact that Céline Dion became pregnant by using one of her frozen embryos, not the fact that the embryo was a person and therefore deserved life.
The day before the Associated Press announced that the FDA Hollywood sign 900was delaying the 1st human trial using human embryonic stem cells.[iii]

In January 2009, the FDA approved the Geron Corporation to begin using human embryonic stem cells to treat human patients suffering from spinal cord injury.

Translation: the same life form (human embryos) that the FDA was okay with killing and using for research by the Geron Corporation in one story is viewed as a person in another because he or she is wanted.

However, the inconsistencies do not stop there.

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On August 19th, Kourtney Kardashian star of the television show,“Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami” announced to People magazine that she had decided to keep her baby and not have an abortion.[iv]

She noted that after looking online and seeing how abortion had affected so many women that she could not go through with an abortion.

“I was just sitting there crying, thinking, ‘I can’t do that,’ “she says.”And I felt in my body, this is meant to be. God does things for a reason, and I just felt like it was the right thing that was happening in my life.”

What is interesting is the wording of the opening sentence of the article read, “…Would she have the baby or terminate the pregnancy?”

The opening line of the article did not read would she have her baby or terminate her baby.

A day before, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood blasted the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in an article in The Huffington Post for “demanding universal health care without abortion.” Ms. Richards goes on to report that by leaving abortion out of national health care coverage that the USCCB is making every woman in America “a second class citizen.”[v]

How is it that in one report because Kourtney Kardashian wanted her baby that she was having a child, buabortion_is_not_health_care_poster-p228089796753253810td87_210-789857t in another article Cecile Richards gets infuriated because the thoughts of the USCCB might influence the debate on whether the US Government (a.k.a. US taxpayers) should pay for abortions?

The only answer I can come up with is that in America whose child you are determines what you are.

If you are wanted, you are a baby. If you are unwanted, you are a product of conception.

So for instance, the children born to Céline Dion, Kourtney Kardashian, and Angelina Jolie are persons because they were wanted. But to the 19 year old female college student it is a choice, a burden, and definitely not a human life.

However the question remains is an embryo a person or a product of research? Is an unborn child a life deserving of protection or a problem that must be quietly destroyed?

The comparisons do not sound that sweet when you put them side by side. But inconsistencies exist like this every day. The question is when we as individuals will start calling Planned Parenthood and the main stream media out?

When will we say no, Ms. Richards, denying a woman an abortion is not making her a second class citizen it is giving her the opportunity to be spared from the one of the most horrific medical practices invented since the creation of mankind.

It is giving her child a chance at life.

The same needs to be said to the FDA for embryonic stem cell research. You do not kill one life to potentially save another.

We need to remind people that scientifically the term embryo does not determine what something is but rather what stage of development it is at just like the terms infant, teenager, and adult. A human embryo can only be one thing a human being.

It is scientific fact not political opinion that life begins at fertilization. Once the sperm and the oocyte (egg) join together they form a separate distinct human being, also known at this stage as a zygote or embryo.

The zygote has everything it needs to function as a separate and distinct human being. It only needs time, food, and a place to grow.

No one ever looks at a pregnant woman and says, “I wonder what she is having a boy or a frog?”pregnant-belly

Just as now, people are not looking at Céline Dion and Kourtney Kardashian wondering if the children they are carrying are persons or not.

It is time to confront the truth and call out the inconsistencies.

We have to make the humanity of the child relevant again whether he or she is in the embryonic stage or the fetal stage.

It is time that we remind people that abortion and embryonic stem cell research are not political wedge issues, but rather the intentional killing of human life.

It is time to realize that what Joseph Stalin once stated is so true, “One death is a tragedy and a million deaths is a statistic.”

Let’s make the destruction of every innocent human life be seen for what it is, a tragedy.

Let’s start now and not finish until every life is valued regardless of its origin, dependency, or disability.

This article was originally featured in Georgia Right to Life’s E-Newsletter, to sign up for the latest life news in Georgia and the United States. Please visit http://bit.ly/zIZS9

If you ask Begala he would give you two thumbs up. I would say he is a liberal idiot bound by his adoration of the Obama administration. It is America so let’s just agree to disagree.

REPORT ME

08/17/2009

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After seeing the great responses, from so many, I have decided to take up the call of the good people over at AmericanElephant. I am asking ever reader to report me at: flag@whitehouse.gov You can refer to my recent post, I hate the poor and need their bodies to fuel my fleet of SUV’s, I am sure it will catch an eye or two.

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I have been holding off on saying anything substantial about healthcare because it is the only thing we hear about from day-to-day in American politics. Just so everyone knows where I stand, “I am rich beyond my wildest dreams and want all those little poor people to die so that I can use their bodies to fuel my fleet of SUV’s.” Well, that is how the Obama administration sees my views. What I stand for, according to Obama, is actually what I stand against. I am against a national healthcare policy not because I hate the poor, but because I know that every country throughout history that has implemented this kind of “national healthcare” has seen its economy plummet, its healthcare die, and its people gain tyranny and loose liberty. There was once a saying that many people would subscribe to, “If you do not know history you’re doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.” The modern American not only is ignoring history, but they ignore the current medical problems of countries like Canada and England, these countries have warned America of the problems we will inherit if we implement the proposed reform.

You can read story after story of the horror that comes from a “national healthcare”; men and women just like you and I are denied care because of age and cost. If this is implemented there will be a cutoff age for care, there will be Washington bureaucrats coming between you and your Doctor telling you what procedures your allowed to have. This is, however, what I am least scared of. The most frightening part of a system of this nature is the control it gives the government. We are a nation of laws and once this is implemented the government would have openly spit in the face of our founders while simultaneously burned the constitution in the public square. I would like every American to meet the call of Benjamin Franklin, “I have given you a republic, if you can keep it.” So can we as Americans rise up and fight the socialists on capitol hill? Those, who hide their tyranny behind the fake pleas of the so called “poor”? Can we rip from them the veil of sympathy they hide behind and show the true evil that eclipses, the evil that would enslave our children’s children to a overreaching, overbearing, tyrannical government.

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You work for us

08/07/2009

Russia Tests Obama

08/04/2009

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After months and months of friendly speeches, after downplaying our role in the end of the soviet union, Russia has decided to once again test Obama and what his change means.

The NewYork Times reported that, “A pair of nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines has been patrolling off the eastern seaboard of the United States in recent days, a rare mission that has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and intelligence agencies about a more assertive stance by the Russian military.”

In addition our senior Defense Department official said, “Any time the Russian Navy does something so out of the ordinary it is cause for worry,”

I absolutely believe this is a flex of power and to see how far they can go before Obama reacts. Your thoughts?

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This is from the brilliant mind of my 14 year old brother, in response to our new Science Czar making the case that trees have legal rights and should be allowed to go to court to protect those rights. John P. Holdrenn (Science Czar) said, Giving “natural objects” — like trees — standing to sue in a court of law would have a “most salubrious” effect on the environment.

Sent in by Bob and Diane Rugg,

Obama’s revealing body language .. this picture truly is worth at least a thousand words…..(that’s Sergeant Crowley helping the professor!)

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A nice comparison of the character of the two most recent presidents. George Bush with Senator Robert Byrd……..

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You would think hope and change could include some common decency.