VIDEO: Planned Parenthood’s Top Doctor Sells Body Parts Of Aborted Babies

Undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress has emerged of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, casually discussing how she sells body parts of aborted children for added revenue for the county’s top abortion provider.

Her complete disdain for human life is on full display as she casually enjoys her wine as she speaks about avoiding crushing certain parts of the children during an abortion because she doesn’t want to harm the most profitable organs.

“I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.”

Nucatola explains, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Nucatola also reveals that Planned Parenthood’s national office is concerned about their liability for the sale of fetal parts: “At the national office, we have a Litigation and Law Department which just really doesn’t want us to be the middle people for this issue right now,” she says. “But I will tell you that behind closed doors these conversations are happening with the affiliates.”

This is a federal felony that can result in 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000, but to Planned Parenthood, the risk is well worth the reward.

The Center for Medical Progress has done a three year year long investigation into the Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of body parts. This their first video.

There are many layers of disgust to this story. Of course there is the disgust of the initial action of killing an unborn child. Add in Planned Parenthood acting as a pimp selling body parts of those discarded children. The fact that the State of Ohio gave Planned Parenthood $1.3 million in fiscal year 2014 is the equivalent to throwing a match on this fire. Taxpayers are underwriting this grotesque industry.

These children have no dignity even in death.

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From OhioCheckbook.Org

While most people couldn’t even think about eating or drinking while speaking of making money off the body parts of children, Planned Parenthood’s top doctor enjoys her glass of wine.

Another day, another dollar, another discarded life. She’ll just have another glass of wine.

Defending The Defenseless: Ohio Senate Passes 20 Week Abortion Ban

 

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The United States is only one of seven countries that permits abortions after 20 weeks. The gruesome and violent killing of these children is seen as unacceptable by the vast majority of Americans, yet the practice continues. At this gestational stage, it is known that a baby can feel pain. Yet, a mother and her doctor can claim “a choice,” despite this fact, leaving a child in extreme pain for the final moments of his life as he is being destroyed because he is perceived to be nothing more than an inconvenience.

The Ohio Senate took a big step yesterday to remove Ohio off the list of places that allow these children to be sacrified, such as North Korea and China. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (SB 127) passed along party lines. Senator Peggy Lehner is a primary sponsor of the bill and she made a succinct point about how this legislation is common sense for anyone with compassion for the youngest of us without a voice.

“Is it too much to ask that we show any less concern for an innocent baby as they suffer excruciating pain as their life is taken at the hands of an abortionist?”

Many people who consider themselves pro-choice still are opposed to late term abortion. According to a recent poll, 84% of Americans approve banning these types of abortions. This is a unifying issue. Even with this high a percentage of people in favor of a ban, every Democrat in the Senate voted no. This reflects how beholden the Democrats are to the abortion lobby to fill their campaign coffers.

A new study points that some babies born at 22 weeks are able to survive with few health problems. Couple this with the fact that these children can feel pain and it appears we have a serious ethical dilemma that requires soul searching.

Currently, Ohio has a late term abortion ban at 24 weeks. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would roll that back four more weeks and have consequences for doctors who didn’t follow the law.  Physicians would be committing a fourth degree felony if they ended the lives of these children.

Ohio Right to Life supports this legislation. In a press release, Executive Director Stephanie Krider thanks the Senate for defending innocent lives that most countries realize have value.

“With the Ohio Senate, we are leading Ohio down a historic path that is redefining the abortion debate in America,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “With this momentous vote, the Ohio Senate just approved legislation that will help Ohio catch up to the international community’s restrictions on abortion. Ohio Right to Life is grateful to Senate President Keith Faber, Chairwoman Shannon Jones, and bill sponsors Peggy Lehner and Jay Hottinger for their tremendous pro-life leadership on this legislation.”

In this current age of heightened sensitivity to how others feel and what offends them, it is amazing that this debate even needs to occur.  The extreme left and the dissenting nine Senators are more concerned with hurting someone’s feelings than with the feeling of extreme pain these children feel as their lives are being taken.

The Ohio Senate recognizes these children need protection that the current law does not afford. If a child is born at this stage, it is obvious to his medical professionals and parents that he certainly can feel pain. So, how can anyone justify dismembering them in the name of choice?

According to the Department of Health, almost every day a child at this stage of life is terminated.  Hopefully the Ohio House will quickly take up this legislation and send it over to Governor Kasich to sign. Those babies can’t wait another day.

 

 

Told You So: ODP Caught Being Pass Through For Bribes

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When money and power are involved, it’s sometimes hard to stay on the straight and narrow path and follow the laws.  Apparently some Ohio Democrats haven’t learned any lessons from the massive corruption in Cuyahoga County that landed dozens of Democrats in jail because perversion and outright gluttony at the expense of taxpayers. A few years ago they found a campaign cash cow in red light cameras that Ohio drivers hate so much.

Perhaps former Cuyahoga County Commissioner and County Democratic Party Chair Jimmy Dimora predicted this latest revelation of corruption when he said, “I have not done anything that any other public official hasn’t done.”

Karen Finley, the former CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems, admitted to funneling money through the Ohio Democratic Party and the Franklin County Democratic Party in order to win or keep contracts.  She pled guilty to bribing officials in Columbus and Cincinnati.

From 2005-2013, Finley used a lobbyist to give money to the party and that money then would be redirected to Columbus and Cincinnati Democrats. This would prevent her from being on any campaign finance reports as she solicited contracts that generated significant revenue for her company at the expense of Ohio drivers. The pass through from the parties gave an extra layer of secrecy from the public eye.

Andrew Ginther benefitted significantly from Finley’s admitted bribes. The Columbus City Council President, who is currently running for Mayor, received a $21k donation from the Ohio Democratic Party on November 1, 2011. Campaign finance records show that John Raphael, a Reflex lobbyist, conveniently gave $20k to the Ohio Democratic Party on October 21, 2011.

It took less than two weeks for the Columbus Democrat to receive the intended bribe that was funneled through the ODP. Chris Redfern was the Chairman of the ODP at that time. Gunther is claiming he didn’t know about the donation that Finley admitted. Finley faces a $250k fine and five years in jail

 

And Third Base Politics told you so.  Two years ago, Jake threw up a red flag with regards to Redflex still doing business in Ohio while facing federal bribery charges in Chicago.

The company in question—Redflex—has now lost at least two top executives due to the scandal, and yet, this hasn’t made the big national headlines, despite Redflex having contracts in over 250 cities, including both Dayton AND Columbus, Ohio.

A quick call to the Columbus Police Department confirmed that the city still maintains Redflex as it’s contracted servicer, though calls to Dayton yielded little results. Regardless, Redflex is mentioned in numerous places on both city websites, including a Dayton finance committee presentation from less than a year ago, and the technology pages for Columbus’ photo enforcement program.

It doesn’t take a lawyer to figure out it’s probably not the greatest idea to keep doing business with a company currently under investigation… in Chicago. Do you know how hard it is to get investigated in a city that allows dead people to vote? With a city like Chicago investigating the practices of Redflex, one has to wonder if Columbus and Dayton shouldn’t do the same. At the very least, it is certainly questionable.

It just takes a little common sense to realize where there is smoke there is fire, especially when money is involved. Some Democrats were using traffic cameras that cause traffic issues for Ohioans as a cash cow, not only for their cities, but for their campaign coffers. And it’s right there on the campaign finance reports. You just have to connect the dots.

Now tell me again how the Democrats are for the common man….

 

Senate Budget Amendment Could Send the Wrecking Ball To Historic Buildings

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Historic buildings throughout Ohio may fall prey to wrecking balls thanks to an amendment that was added to the budget in the Senate. The intent of this amendment is to halt historic preservation tax credits for revitalizing these buildings.

The amendment in question has united people in construction, the arts and people who love history in an effort to oppose it. Revitalized historic buildings add charm to a neighborhood, attracting people of all ages. In turn, this raises property values and increases the tax base. Many from both sides of the aisle see this tax credit as a win/win and the move to strip it is leaving many people scratching their heads.

This was not included in the House’s version of the budget. It is unclear who is pushing the amendment. It is clear that the public has sprung into action to oppose it. An online petition that was started late last week already has over 1400 signatures.

An article in the Columbus Dispatch highlights the concerns of developers and investors who currently utilize the tax credits to repurpose buildings and in many cases give new life to neighborhoods.

The loss of the roughly $2.5 million in tax credits awarded the prominent Atlas Building project Downtown could potentially put the project in foreclosure, said Scott Pickett, president of the Pickett Cos., a partner in redeveloping the 12-story building at N. High and Long streets.

The $24 million project is about three weeks from completion. Pickett then will submit his certificate for the credits, but wouldn’t expect to receive them for 90 days.

He said he is using the credits as collateral for a bank loan to help finance construction, which includes 98 apartments and 6,500-square-feet of retail space. If the bank no longer has the collateral, he fears it would call in the note.

“People have taken vacant, dilapidated blighted areas Downtown and taken state tax credits to rejuvenate the urban core,” Pickett said.

Utilizing existing buildings is a great way to motivate people to return to an area that had previously been abandoned. Memories make people return to an area they may have long forgot. Given the added cost for maintaining history, it is probable that these buildings would be left to crumble or would be torn down to make way for modern buildings.

 

 

 

 

Gold Star Family Honors A Sacrifice Made Over 70 Years Ago

“We are a Gold Star Family.”

It was something I heard every May from my Grandma. It was a cursed blessing for her. She had immense pride that her brother, PFC Samuel J. Perri, died a hero in France in 1944 at the young age of 19.

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But, alas he was her baby brother and the sacrifice of his life was at times overwhelmingly painful.

My Grandma was a sweet yet sometimes combative woman. She always melted when speaking of her youngest brother, Sam. I remember in 2004, she was crying and said, “I can’t believe it’s been 60 years. It feels like it was just yesterday.”

She then told me how she learned of Uncle Sam’s death when she was coming home from work. Like many women during World War II, my Grandma was a ‘Rosie the Riveter.’ She worked in a tire plant in Akron, Ohio that was re-purposed to manufacture equipment to fight the war.

She was abruptly sent home early that day. She didn’t know why until she got to her street. She said a neighbor was outside the house and said, “Mary, I’m so sorry about Sammy.”
She knew in that instant that her brother was gone.

My Great Grandmother took the news particularly hard. As the stereotypical Italian immigrant, she particularly favored her youngest son and put him high on a pedestal. She never recovered emotionally from losing him and died not too long after that from, “ a broken heart,” as I was always told.

My Grandfather was a medic with the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion. Before leaving Europe, he went to France to make arrangements for my uncle’s body to come home. Uncle Sam was buried very close to General McNair. Since Uncle Sam was killed in St. Lo, my Grandpa assumed that he was killed in Operation Cobra. He didn’t share this with my Grandma as he didn’t think she would be able to handle the possibility of his life being taken by friendly fire.

In the hustle and bustle of the war, the family was never even informed of the date of my uncle’s death so that it could be verified.

After my Grandma died, I contacted Senator Rob Portman’s office in an attempt to learn more about my Uncle’s death. Lucy Stickan from his staff was able to track down the information. I learned that he was a casualty of enemy fire and we finally had a date of death. While the sacrifice is the same no matter the cause of death, it was very comforting to have closure on this issue.

It’s interesting how many people are dismissive when I mention my great uncle’s sacrifice. They assume it really never affected me. I promise you that it has. I remember being 8 years old and thinking that if Uncle Sam hadn’t been killed in France that he personally would have killed Hitler.

The uncle who died almost thirty years before I was born has always been larger than life in my mind.

Memorial Day to me is never about cookouts. It is never about a sale, which will save me $50 on a couch. And my Grandpa was adamant that it wasn’t Veteran’s Day.

It is a day to honor those, like my Uncle Sam, who gave absolutely everything so that we can have the freedoms that so many take for granted.

Every Memorial Day, we make the voyage to the cemetery to pay respects to Uncle Sam. It is something I have done my entire life. And now my children come with me. I never want them to forget the sacrifices that were made for our freedom.

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Until my Grandma passed away in 2010, she would often accompany us to the cemetery. My children got to witness the agony she experienced when she visited his grave.
While I disliked the fact that they saw her cry, I appreciate the fact that they can acknowledge the sacrifice and see how raw the pain can still be decades and generations later because, we are a Gold Star Family.

*Crossposted from Pocketfull Of Liberty

Mandel Receives ORP Backlash For Endorsing Someone Who Isn’t John Kasich

From left to right: Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Ohio GOP Chairman Matt Borges, Ohio Governor John Kasich
From left to right: Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Ohio GOP Chairman Matt Borges, Ohio Governor John Kasich
State Treasurer Josh Mandel made some waves today by endorsing Marco Rubio for President. Mandel made his announcement through a column in the Daily Caller.  Citing Rubio’s vision for the country, the Marine Corps veteran highlighted Rubio’s stances on fiscal and foreign matters.

He has shown that he understands the human costs of defending America’s interests, recognizing those brave warriors who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice so we may live free. Just as importantly, he also understands the costs incurred when America fails to defend those interests, costs that can be devastating for both our people and the values that we hold dear.

As Treasurer of Ohio, I am as confident in Marco’s fiscal policies as I am in his foreign policies. Though, as he sometimes says, “In the 21st century, foreign policy is domestic policy.” I believe he is right. In the 21st century, there are hardly such things as remote problems. The economic interests and physical safety of families in my home state of Ohio are often tied to the security of cities, villages and countries a world away.

Primaries are important. They allow the base an opportunity to speak to their party. Failing to engage the base creates a tsunami of trouble in a general election.  Look no farther than Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign to learn this lesson.

But sometimes the party doesn’t like primaries. Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill recently went on a Facebook tirade airing his grievances over the Ohio Democratic Party for endorsing so early in next year’s US Senate race. O’Neill, who is only one of two statewide elected Democrats, actually told Democrats to leave the party over the ODP’s suppression of a Senatorial primary.

The Ohio Republican Party now is having a bit of a dispute regarding next year’s Presidential primary.  Chairman Matt Borges told the Northeast Ohio Media Group that most Ohio Republicans should wait to see if Governor Kasich gets in the race before making any endorsements. Then Borges took a swipe at Mandel for having an opinion that didn’t include Kasich.

“I don’t think that not having the support of a bit player is going to impact that decision one way or the other.”

Mandel’s brand is that of a conservative rather than a rank and file Ohio Republican.  True to conservative principles, Mandel opposed Ohio’s Medicaid expansion. He was the first statewide elected official to criticize common core.  And with OhioCheckbook.com, Mandel has proven himself to be a watchdog for transparency in state government.  Now he is a known as a “bit player” to the Ohio Republican Party Chairman for endorsing someone who isn’t John Kasich.

Borges’s swipe at Mandel makes the ORP and Kasich’s campaign look petty. The message being sent here is that you better toe the line and show 100% loyalty, or we are done with you.

There was no reason to wait until Kasich makes up his mind. What Borges is suggesting is that every Ohio Republican better be endorsing Kasich for president, should he decide to run. So, you better just wait and see. But if Kasich does decide to run, we expect your endorsement. And if you endorse someone other than Kasich, we will publicly attack you.

Josh Mandel is not bound by moral code to endorse someone just because they are from the same state. He believes Rubio is the best man for the job, based on his principles. Basing it on geography alone would be absurd.

Josh Mandel represents the base of the Republican Party. And when he is discounted as a “bit player” by the state Chairman, the party isn’t going to gain favor with the base it so desperately needs to engage.

Co-written by Rachel and Nick

Pro-Abortion Activists Stomp On The Unborn

Abortion rights activists gathered on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse yesterday to protest abortion restrictions. Instead of making a clear case, they only demonstrated they are tone deaf.

These women brought hundreds of pairs of shoes in an attempt to say that state legislators are “stepping” on their rights. What they failed to recognize is to the average person those ownerless shoes symbolize the children whose lives were snuffed out by abortion, the very act these women are championing.

 

Video courtesy of Ohio Capital Blog

Abortion is big business. In 2013 alone, 213, 216 children’s lives were taken in the name of choice in Ohio. There is money to be made from ending children’s lives. And there are campaign donations to be received by pro-abortion legislators.

Pro-abortion activists like to tidy up the violence of abortion by spinning it as a choice. But they choose to ignore that abortion hurts many women. All decisions come at a cost and many women later are burdened by their decisions.

What is lost among these women’s poorly scripted and coordinated boos is the fact that abortion hurts women. Many women are simply exchanging the “convenience” of abortion with the guilt of that decision later on in their lives. That deferred pain is real to these women.

I am not ashamed to say I am pro-life. I was vocally opposed to abortion as soon as I realized what it is. Because of this, women sometimes seek me out to confess they had an abortion years prior. These women are not so much saddled with the stigma, but they are consumed with guilt years later. This is something I never expected when I was young, but these women who have spoken with me seem to want their pain to be acknowledged by someone who advocated for their child’s life. Their pain is as real as the tears which burst from their eyes as they attempt to come to terms with their decisions.

One woman told me after she married and gave birth for the first time she realized what she had done to her own child in the name of choice. She was burdened with the thought that her love for her child was conditional. It was conditional to the timing of conception and finances. This was very hard for her overcome. She stated that when she looked at her child she was reminded of the one whose life was ended in an abortion clinic almost a decade prior. Would they have looked or acted alike? These are things she thought of daily.

The pro-abortion activists seek to present abortion as a clean alternative to being pregnant and giving birth. But, abortion is not a clean act. It is violent and ends in the death of a child and sometimes is accompanied by deferred despair of the mother.

Remind me again. Who is being stepped on?

H/T: Capital Blog

Justice O’Neill Says No To ODP & Strickland; Tells Dems To Leave Party

The Ohio Democratic Party has a bit of a problem.  Not every Democrat is lining up to support Ted Strickland in his bid for the US Senate.  The Ohio Democratic Party has been quick to try to suppress the primary challenge from Cincinnati Councilman PG Sittenfeld.

Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill is one of only two Democrats elected at the statewide level.  And O’Neill has taken to Facebook to proclaim his displeasure with Ted Strickland’s campaign and the party’s handling of the primary.

He actually advised people to leave the Democratic Party.

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One of only two statewide Democratic elected officials is actually calling on Democrats to leave the party.  O’Neill took his concerns a step farther by accusing the Ohio Democratic Party of ethical concerns that smack of corruption.

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These are some serious charges from a member of the state’s highest court.  The ODP’s coronation of Ed Fitzgerald’s gubernatorial race tanked their entire statewide ticket. The Chairman was ousted yet it appears that the Ohio Democratic Party’s civil war continues because of Ted Strickland.

 

OH Legislature Seeks To Stop Selective Abortion Of Unborn Diagnosed With Down Syndrome

New legislation introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives could make Ohio the first state in the nation to stop targeted abortions specifically on unborn children with Down Syndrome. Studies show that currently 90 percent of children with Down Syndrome lose their lives to abortion.

 

People with Down Syndrome have a very joyful, positive and contagious outlook at life.  Ninety nine percent of them state they are happy with their lives. No other demographic reports such high satisfaction with their lives.

Ohio Right to Life’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (H.B. 135) has sixteen co-sponsors, giving it a healthy chance of becoming law. Protecting the unborn is an important issue to Sarah LaTourette (R – Bainbridge Township) who is a sponsor of this bill.

“Sadly, many women turn to abortion when they discover their unborn child might have Down syndrome,” said Rep. Sarah LaTourette. “Having worked in the adoption field, I know firsthand that there are plenty of alternatives to abortion that respect the value of life. I am proud to introduce legislation that will end this horrific form of discrimination. This is a small step in ensuring the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all individuals – not just the ‘perfect’ or the born.”

Seven year old Dylan Magyar is the youngest of four boys.  Dylan is a skier and a wrestler. He also has Down Syndrome.  He brings an added joy to his family.  Jason, his father, can’t imagine life without him.

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“We found out at 13 weeks that Dylan was going to have DS. It left us searching for answers and researching DS to the point of nausea. Once Dylan was born and the older Dylan gets, one thing is clear. He certainly has made our family stronger, more happy and more open minded. He is our glue and backbone. I definitely was not looking or hoping for a child with DS when we were pregnant. But, if we could go back in time, under no circumstances would I ever change the fact that Dylan has DS. His life has as much value as anyone else’s.”

Information on Ohio Right to Life’s legislative agenda for the 131st General Assembly can be found here.

 

 

 

School Choice: For Some Politicians, It’s Not About The Kids

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) knows first hand the importance of education. His own elementary years were challenging as he moved frequently. Because of this, Scott has become a vocal proponent for school choice.

He sponsored the School Choice Act that will increase the educational options for military families and students with disabilities. It also would expand the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Over 20,000 students in the District of Columbia are on waiting lists for charter schools. President Obama is once again attempting to gut the voucher program. President Obama has been at odds with allowing low-income children to escape failing schools during his entire Administration. The Obama daughters attend private schools at the same time the President works to deny their peers a similar opportunity.

The President wants student’s education to be determined by their zip code. He wants children to stay in neighborhood schools if their parents are unable to afford to send them elsewhere. Senator Scott, on the other hand, wants tax dollars to follow the students.

 “By the time I was in the fourth grade, I had gone to four different elementary schools. Whether it’s well intentioned or not, the face of the matter is that it is very difficult, very difficult, to fund the right school when the kid moves. The easiest way for us to create a system that is child-centric, that focuses first and foremost on the outcome of the student, is to make sure that the resources to provide the opportunity that America should give to every single individual happens by funding the student. Where the student goes, the money should follow. When that happens, I believe the American dream comes alive…”

The reason for President Obama’s opposition to the DC Opportunity Scholarship can likely be found on the pages of his campaign finance report. Throwing more money at failing schools often does nothing more than bolster the unions. DC Charter Schools have proven that it can be cheaper to provide these same students with a better education outside of their traditional public school.

But, for some politicians, it’s not about the kids.