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29 September 2010

One-Third of Blacks Support Tea Party

They must be racists…

A new poll released by Pajamas TV claims that one-third of black voters support the tea party movement.
WND reported:

A new poll released this week soundly contradicts critics’ claims that the tea-party movement is “fringe,” “white” and “racist.”

PJTV’s Tea Party Tracking Poll has monitored nationwide sentiments toward the tea party on a weekly basis since Aug. 2. The poll’s most recent reports reveal the following results:

The number of people who identify as “members” of the tea party has more than tripled over the last month alone, up to 21 percent of likely voters;

Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said they support the tea parties based on the movement’s positions on the issues;

Among the likely voters who are black, 32 percent said they would vote for a candidate backed by the tea parties.

27 September 2010

Princess Lisa Murkowski

Obama's beliefs are at odds with most americans

via Gateway Pundit.

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 26, 2010, 1:41 PM

In issue after issue this past year Barack Obama’s positions were unpopular with the American people.

A great majority of Americans opposed Obamacare (61% want it repealed), a victory mosque at ground zero (68% oppose mosque), another failed stimulus (only 31% support the idea), suing Arizona over their immigration law (two-thirds oppose), increasing energy taxes (2 to 1 margin), trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammad in New York City (only 29% agree).

Add this to the list…
Obama announced that the recession was over this week. 74% of Americans disagree.
CNN reported:

Economic experts may believe the recession is over, but try telling that to the public.

Seventy-four percent of Americans believe the economy is still in a recession, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll. Only 25 percent think the downturn is over.

One-third of Americans say the recession is serious, while another 29 percent characterize it as moderate.

25 September 2010

Liberal Research

Islamist: “We Will Build Our Victory Mosque – On Top Of Your Grave”

Radical American Islamist: “We Will Build Our Victory Mosque – On Top Of Your Grave”
Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, September 23, 2010, 5:09 PM

Here’s a tip: If you’re going to write a threatening email about a victory mosque on top of the bones of dead Americans don’t use your hotmail account and a university computer.
Stop the 911 Mosque received this email today.

We received an email today about the Ground Zero mosque stating, “we will build our Victory Mosque … We will even build it on top of your grave!” The IP for the sender indicates they accessed their email account via a computer at the University of Washington.

Here is the email:

From: Malik Bawwab
Date: Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 2:44 PM
Subject: Coalition to Honor Ground Zero Contact: We Own You!!!
To: Webmaster

Malik Bawwab

My name is Malik Bawwab and I am an Arab Muslim! And we will build our Victory Mosque wherever we want to build it! And there is nothing any of you damn infidels can do about it! We will even build it on top of your grave! You can cry all you want and complain like little babies, but WE OWN YOU!!! And all my Arab brothers and sisters spit on your grave!!!

Sent from (ip address):

Malik made a mistake by using his yahoo account and school computers.
This looks like the culprit(?)

It looks like he’s a Huskie.

Malik may be passionate about his Victory Mosque at Ground Zero…
But he’s not very smart.

Malik also raised a little hell at a speech by a pro-Israel speaker on campus.

If you find out any more on this radical punk please leave it in the comments or shoot me an email.
I’ll be updating.

UPDATE: Down with Dems added:

Well at least we can all now agree on one thing: it IS a Victory Mosque.

Well, all of us except Obama and Bloomberg.

UPDATE: Malik Bawwab may have a record.
Hat Tip Kenneth

22 September 2010

Andrew Breitbart Takes on the Hate

20 September 2010

Sarah => Mainstream. Obama => Fringe

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, September 20, 2010, 11:47 AM

Of course, this surprises no one except the far left cranks in the state-run media…
63% of mainstream voters say their views are more like Sarah Palin’s than Barack Obama’s.

Rasmussen reported:

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say their own views are closer to Sarah Palin’s than they are to President Obama’s, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Just 40% say their views are closer to the president’s than to those of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate.

Among the Political Class, however, 68% say their views are more like Obama’s, while 63% of Mainstream voters describe their views as more like Palin’s.

Eighty-four percent (84%) of Republicans and 59% of voters not affiliated with either major party say their views are more like Palin’s. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democrats say they think more like the president.

What do you mean?…
Not everyone wants to build a victory mosque at Ground Zero?

16 September 2010

School Trip to “Moderate” Mosque: Inside Video Captures Kids Bowing to Allah

The ACLU was busy and missed this one.

School Trip to “Moderate” Mosque: Inside Video Captures Kids Bowing to Allah

Today, Americans for Peace and Tolerance released a video showing 6th graders from Wellesley, MA as they rise from prostrating themselves alongside Muslim men in a prayer to Allah while on a public school field trip to the largest mosque in the Northeast. Teachers did not intervene. Parents have not been told.


The video was taken inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center – Boston’s controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque – during a Wellesley Middle School social studies trip to the mosque, ostensibly taken to learn about the history of Islam first-hand. Yet the video reveals that the students are being blatantly mis-educated about Islam. A mosque spokesperson is seen teaching the children that in Mohammed’s 7th century Arabia women were allowed to vote, while in America women only gained that right a hundred years ago. This seems to be an increasingly recurring theme in American schools – the denigration of western civilization and the glorification of Islamic history and values. In fact, just recently, the American Textbook Council revealed that the New York State high school regents exam whitewashes the atrocities that occurred during the imperialistic Islamic conquest of Christian Byzantium, Persia, the African continent, and the Indian subcontinent, even as it demonizes European colonialism in South America.

The mosque spokesperson also taught the students that the only meaning of Jihad in Islam is a personal spiritual struggle, and that Jihad has historically had no relationship with holy war. As far as we know, the school has not corrected these false lessons.

For the past three years we’ve been sounding the alarm about the radical leadership and Saudi funding of the Boston mega-mosque and the organization that runs it, the Muslim American Society, which has been labeled by Federal prosecutors as “the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”

The Islamic Society of Boston was founded by Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who is currently serving 23 years in jail on terror charges. For years, its board of trustees included Yusuf al Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who was banned by Bill Clinton from the United States in 1999. Qaradawi now chairs the Muslim American Society’s university, which offers classes inside the mosque. Over half the mosque’s $15.5 million price tag was funded by wealthy Saudis and since it opened, several of its leaders, donors and members have been implicated in Islamic extremism.

Oussama Ziade, a big donor to the mosque, is now a fugitive in Lebanon after being indicted in 2009 for dealing in the assets of an Al Qaeda financier. Ahmad Abousamra, the son of the Boston Muslim American Society’s former vice-president Abdulbadi Abousamra, is now a fugitive in Syria, fleeing the country before being indicted in 2009 on charges of aiding Al Qaeda. One of the mosque’s imams, Abdullah Faaruuq, was captured on tape in 2010 telling followers to “pick up the gun and the sword” and to defend another local terrorist Aafia Siddiqui from the U.S. government. Siddiqui, who was one of the imam’s congregants, is an MIT graduate and Al Qaeda memberawaiting sentencing for attempting to murder FBI agents in Afghanistan while shouting “death to America.” (LINK)

The mosque leadership continues to be embraced by top Massachusetts political and religious leaders. These include Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, as well as a group of local progressive rabbis and Christian clergy, who all insist despite evidence to the contrary that the mosque is moderate and its critics are just bigots.

Indeed, this is a familiar refrain by leaders nationwide in response to the increasing public realization that Islamic leaders are not as moderate as they present themselves. Radicalism is growing and many moderate Muslims have been silenced. In various parts of the country, public schools are allowing Muslim extremists to promote Islam to our children. Something’s broken here. Our leadership is failing. It’s now up to ordinary citizens to fix it.


15 September 2010

Morning Sickness

Psalm 71:6 By You I have been upheld from my birth; You are He who took me out of my mother's womb. My praise shall be continually of You."

More than 75 percent of all women in their first trimester of pregnancy suffer some form of morning sickness. More than half become physically sick. While it may not help a woman with morning sickness feel better, it might help to know that morning sickness may serve a good purpose.

A University of California biologist has concluded that morning sickness may actually be the body's way of protecting the developing child. Margie Profet spent six years studying diets, birth defects and the level of natural toxins in our food. Most food has a natural, low concentration of poisons. For example, plants make poisons to protect their leaves from marauding insects. Normally these poisons are so weak that they are completely harmless to us. However, the newly developing infant is extremely susceptible to these low levels of toxins until about the eighth week of development. Naturally occurring chemicals in our environment can cause birth defects and even death to the vulnerable infant. When the body detects a level of toxins dangerous to the developing child, it may use morning sickness to rid the body of them.

Profet mentions other studies that showed that women who get nauseous and vomit during early pregnancy have lower rates of miscarriage than women who don't get sick.

The final scientific opinion isn't in yet. However, morning sickness may indeed be God's safety valve to protect the sensitive, developing child from harm.

I thank You, dear Father, for the wonderful way in which You formed me in my mother's womb. I realize that as I was formed, You hand-made me no less than You originally formed the first human being, Adam. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
"Morning sickness may protect fetus from toxins." Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 13. p. 7A.

Howard Zinn was a communist

Interesting stuff

Howard Zinn’s FBI Files: What It Reveals

The announcement [1] last week by the FBI that it was releasing the FBI files of the late radical historian, Howard Zinn, was not met with universal acclaim. In fact, many leftists were enraged. Typical was the reaction of Noam Chomsky, who was quoted [2] by writer Clark Merrefield. Zinn’s files, Chomsky said, were “mostly a mixture of things that they’ve picked up here and there which is mostly false, things they’ve gotten from informants that are mostly false. We took for granted that obviously we were being monitored by the FBI.” For Chomsky, anything coming from the FBI obviously has to, by definition, be lies.

The most recent comment from the ranks of the Left is by frequent Nation writer Chris Hedges, whose column [3] in Bob Scheer’s inappropriately named Truthdig reflects the most common take on Zinn’s work by liberal/left intellectuals. Hedges writes how he used Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States as a text for the American history class he was giving to prison inmates. “We’ve been lied to,” students would comment at the end of class. He assigned Zinn’s work because he says it opened the “eyes of young, mostly African-Americans to their own history and the structures that perpetuate misery for the poor and gluttony and privilege for the elite.” (Wonder no more about why so much of the American underclass get a bad education.)

So what is in these files? First, the FBI had evidence that Zinn was a member of the Communist Party of the United States, and lied about his membership when being interviewed by FBI agents. The first file on the subject appeared in March of 1949, when an informant noted “that he (ZINN) is a Communist Party member and attends meetings five days a week.” Zinn was then employed by the American Labor Party, which itself gives credence to the informant’s report. By that date, the ALP — created in the early forties to give NYC labor a left-wing ballot on which to vote for FDR — had been taken over lock, stock and barrel by the CP. It never would have hired non-Party members as full-time employees.

Another informant described Zinn as a “person with some authority” in the CP group to which they belonged. Zinn, he said, taught a course for his comrades on “basic Marxism.” On June 12, 1957, another informant told the Bureau that when he was transferred to the Williamsburgh branch of the Party in 1949, “HOWARD ZINN was already a member of that section.” It was his impression that “ZINN was not a new member, but had been in the CP for some time.”

Zinn, however, denied he was a Communist when questioned by the FBI in 1953. It is important to note here that unlike those who testified before Congressional investigating committees, Zinn was not under oath. The reason Zinn denied his membership was the same as that for other Communists. The Party instructed them not to, even when asked to testify before committees like HUAC. As some of the Hollywood Ten members revealed years after their own investigations, if they said they were Reds, that would only prove that the Red-baiters were right when they called them Communists! It would undermine their pose as good liberals, who were only taking pro-Soviet positions because they genuinely believed in them, not because it was the Party line.

And this is precisely the pose Zinn took to the agents who questioned him in 1953. Zinn “acknowledged that perhaps his activities in the past had opened him to charges that he was associated with the CP as a member; however,” he told the FBI, “he was not. … He stated that he was a liberal and perhaps some people would consider him to be a ‘leftist.’” He admitted that he participated in the work of groups that had been considered CP fronts — in fact, he belonged to and worked in scores of them, not just one or two; “but his participation was motivated by his belief that in this country people had the right to believe, think and act according to their own ideals.” He went on to note that if he had knowledge of anyone who sought to overthrow the U.S. government by force or violence, he would advise the Bureau. Zinn added that “he would advise the FBI if he observed persons committing acts of sabotage or espionage against the Government.” He also declared that he “would defend this country in the event of war against any enemy including the Soviet Union.”

What can one say about these statements? First, Zinn had defended his country, serving as a bombardier in the US Air Force during World War II. Indeed, it was that experience that led him to view the US as a nation that committed atrocities against the people of the world, and he obviously never lost a sense of guilt about the civilian injuries he had caused as a result of his wartime bombing raids .

Secondly, Zinn, like other leftists, protested the innocence of all those accused of espionage, like Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs. Since he viewed any of the people so accused as innocent victims of a witch-hunt (like Christopher Hedges today), he did not have to worry about the facts. He automatically assumed they all had been framed up. Would he have defended the US if indeed the Cold War had escalated into a real war with the USSR? Note he says “any enemy,” and in his eyes at that time, the Soviet Union was a peacemaking power and a friend of the American people, hence not an enemy. So as he obviously saw things, a result like that would never take place.

Finally, he acknowledged to the agents that he belonged to obvious front groups, and that “some of the members…with which he had been associated might be CP members,” but he was “certain that not all of the members” were. This too was obfuscation, typical of how CP members talked. The fronts to which he belonged included The American Veterans Committee, the Committee To Repeal the Mundt-Nixon Bill, and others. These groups were then entirely made up of Communists, with rare exceptions, and these members were often Communists in all regards except formal membership. No one in that period in the democratic Left and anti-Communist Left joined or worked with such Communist dominated or controlled groups. No one in the FBI was fooled.

The file stops, and resumes in the early ‘60’, when as the Bureau’s press release notes, “the Bureau took another look at Zinn on account of his criticism of the FBI’s civil rights investigations.” The FBI, in fact, had much to account for, and took a rather passive role in protection of civil rights workers. The new investigation reflects a great deal about J.Edgar Hoover’s paranoia that any actual threats to America’s security may have come from those opposing segregation.

By this time, it is clear that Howard Zinn had long departed from CP ranks. If anything, he was far to the left of the official American CP. During the war in Vietnam, they backed the moderate group known as “Negotiations Now,” which sought a negotiated settlement of the war, and had the support of people like Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Irving Howe. Zinn became the architect of advocacy of unilateral withdrawal from Vietnam and a North Vietnamese victory. In 1968 he and others went to North Vietnam in a solidarity trip, and to arrange the release of a tiny minority of American POW’s, a propaganda coup for the North Vietnamese government.

Internally, Zinn gave his support to the black radicals in SNCC, as well as the militant new group, the Black Panther Party. He called all blacks in American prisons “political prisoners,” and said that the United States “has been a police state for a long time.” He also gave his backing to myriad far left groups, including the Maoist Progressive Labor Party, the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party, and the Third World revolutionary nations of Cuba and North Vietnam. One did not need FBI reports to learn what he stood for. In a 1965 article found in the files, Zinn praised the New Left for having “no illusions about Reds,” and for seeing “Stalinism unmasked.” His position was one of “moral equivalence,” in which he equated the totalitarian East with the democratic West as evil centers of power, the United States being the most culpable.

Before long, he would write his book on America’s history which has found its way into many American homes and classrooms. A mega hit, the book put Zinn’s name before the public as a major cultural figure. No longer a Communist, history became a more effective vehicle for presenting his ideas.

“He who controls the past controls the future.” George Orwell, 1984

Update and an answer to some critics: Sat, Aug.7, 12:30 pm est

I have a new article on Zinn that takes a slightly different take than the blog. It is now available at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/aside-he-was-also-red [4] It may answer some of the points various commentators have made.

I do have two points to make. First, some have said that the American Veterans Committee was not a Communist front. True, it was born in the waning days of the Popular Front, but like Ronald Reagan who had himself joined it, those in the know got out when they saw that the Communists were trying to control it, and making good on their efforts. The group quickly faded away, along with the Popular Front. It was similar in character to the Hollywood artists’ group that ended up with only Communists in it, and became a group working for the Communist created 3rd Party candidacy of Henry A. Wallace.

The second point concerns the group “Negotiations Now,” which one person writes was created by Penn Kemble and the social-democrats. That may have been true, but the CPUSA supported it as well,and urged its members to join. It vigorously opposed both the Mobilization Against the War and the call for unilateral withdrawal or victory for the Viet Cong. A parallel took place during Jimmy Carter’s Presidency. At that time, DSA created “the Democratic Agenda,” a broad left group from which democratic socialists hoped to influence the Democratic Party.Mike Harrington convened a Washington DC meeting to coincide with the mid-term primaries. The keynote speaker was Bella Abzug. The CP asked Mike if they could attend. He said: “Anyone can attend. It’s an open event. You just can’t claim it’s your operation.” They did attend, were warmly welcomed byHarrington. The next day’s issue of The Daily World, the NYC CP paper, ran a headline saying “Communist Party plays major role at Democratic Agenca conference,” or something to that effect. It was untrue, but they coulde not resist heralding their welcome participation.

Article printed from Ron Radosh: http://pajamasmedia.com/ronradosh

URL to article: http://pajamasmedia.com/ronradosh/2010/08/05/howard-zinns-fbi-files-what-it-reveals/

URLs in this post:

[1] announcement: http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/zinn_howard.htm

[2] quoted: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-07-30/howard-zinns-fbi-files-reveal-communist-allegations/

[3] column: http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/why_the_feds_fear_thinkers_like_howard_zinn_20100801/

[4] http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/aside-he-was-also-red: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/aside-he-was-also-red

Bill Gates, Racist

Bill Gates, Racist

Posted by Van Helsing at April 22, 2010 8:14 AM

What do you know: the people running America really are racists. The world's second richest man and first richest dorkazoid Bill Gates, for example:

Bill Gates has made his scholarship fund off limits to white teenagers. The Gates Millennium Scholarship fund is financed by a $1 Billion endowment Bill Gates made in 1999. The fund explicitly denies eligibility to white students.
"Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they: Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American."

But then, from the liberal point of view, it would probably be discriminatory not to exclude Caucasians. So much for that "content of their character not the color of their skin" stuff.

World's richest racist dorkazoid.

14 September 2010

Obama bans kid from ever entering in the USA


A BRIT teen who sent an email to the White House calling President Obama a "p***k" has been banned from America FOR LIFE.

The furious FBI asked local cops to tell college student Luke Angel, 17, his drunken insult was "unacceptable". Luke yesterday admitted he fired off a single email criticising the US Government after seeing a TV programme about 9/11.

He said: "I don't remember exactly what I wrote as I was drunk. But I think I called Barack Obama a p***k. It was silly - the sort of thing you do when you're a teenager and have had a few."

Luke, of Silsoe, Beds, said it was "a bit extreme" for the FBI to act.

He added: "The police came and took my picture and told me I was banned from America forever. I don't really care but my parents aren't very happy."

A Beds Police spokesman said: "The individual sent an email to the White House full of abusive and threatening language. We were informed by the Metropolitan Police and went to see him. He said, 'Oh dear, it was me'."

Officers will take no criminal action.

Joanne Ferreira, of the US Department of Homeland Security, said there are about 60 reasons a person can be barred.

She added: "We are prohibited from discussing specific cases."

Manslaughter Case against Massachusetts Abortionist Begins Today

By Kathleen Gilbert


BOSTON, September 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The trial into charges of involuntary manslaughter against a Massachusetts abortionist whose botched abortion killed Laura Hope Smith, 22, begins Monday, exactly three years after the young woman's death, according to an Associated Press report.

Prosecutors charged Dr. Rapin Osathanondh of Cape Cod with manslaughter in July 2008 in connection with the death of Smith, 22, whose heart stopped during an abortion. Osathanondh resigned his license in February 2008, the same day the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine issued charges against him over the incident.

The board said that Osathanondh "engaged in conduct that calls into question his competence to practice medicine," including failing to monitor Smith's heart or "adhere to basic cardiac life support protocol," and failing to call 911 immediately after her heart stopped. The abortionist, said the board, also neglected to keep oxygen or a functioning blood pressure monitor in the room, and later lied to cover up his negligence.

A Boston attorney specializing in medical malpractice cases told the AP that bringing criminal charges in such a case was extraordinary, implying an extreme level of negligence, as most such cases are handled in civil court.

"The more extreme the action, the more extraordinary the negligence, the more likely it is that it may cross over that line where it also becomes criminal," said attorney Andrew Meyer.

Osathanondh will face the charges in Barnstable Superior Court.

13 September 2010

Cuba Lays Off Half a Million – Allows Private Enterprise

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, September 13, 2010, 2:49 PM

This will upset a whole lot of leftists.
Hollywood sure won’t like this news.

Commies and killers Fidel Castro and Che Guevara (Welt Online)

Let’s hope the Obama Administration is paying attention…
The Castro Regime announced it will fire at least half a million workers by the middle of next year. The murderous regime will also allow private enterprise.

Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work – radically remaking employment on the communist island.

The layoffs will start immediately and run through the first half of next year, according to an announcement Monday by the nearly 3 million-strong Cuban Workers Confederation – the only labor union the government tolerates.

To soften the blow, it said the government would authorize simultaneous increases in job opportunities in the non-state sector, allowing more Cubans to become self-employed, to form cooperatives run by employees rather than government bureaucrats and to increase private control of state land and infrastructure through long-term leases.

Hat Tip Ed S.

Maybe they just didn’t do it right?

Neda Soltani, symbol of the Iranian protests, was a Christian


This is the poor young woman who was shot dead by Iranian security forces, and whose bleeding face became an image of the brutality and humanity of the mullahs. Now it turns out the Neda Soltani was a Christian -- a telling indication that the analysts who dismissed the protesters as simply wanting more Sharia, or better Sharia, or Sharia with a different face, were wrong: it just wasn't that simple.

It is also telling that the cross around her neck was cropped out when this photo circulated around the world.

Jihad Watch reader Andrea informs me that while "many had mourned her thinking she was a Muslim. According to some German press reports, it turns out she instead was a Christian:"


12 September 2010

Offensive and "art"

11 September 2010

Prison for Man Who Attempted Murder/Abortion on Pregnant Girlfriend

This doesn't make sence. So the baby is a human when the mother is attacked, but he is no longer a human when he is aborted? Is it ok to kill innocent humans lives by abortion methods?

The inconsistency of the life without God is glaring.


By Peter J. Smith

LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, September 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Pennsylvania judge has sentenced a man to a year in prison for attempting to smother his girlfriend and abort their unborn child by shoving pills down her throat, reports the local Blackpool Gazette.

Proceedings in the Lancaster Crown Court show that Craig Connell attacked and tried to smother his live-in girlfriend Kirsty Rawlinson with a pillow after an argument in May. Two days later, Connell repeated the attack, this time forcing tablets into her mouth in what the judge surmised was “a futile attempt to create an abortion."

The judge said that Rawlinson must have been “horrified" and “ thought she was going to die.”

Violence against women carrying unborn children unwanted by boyfriends, spouses, partners, etc. was one of the leading factors behind the 2003 federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which classifies the unborn child as a separate victim when crimes are committed against the mother.

According to a 2001 Maryland study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, "A pregnant or recently pregnant woman is more likely to be a victim of homicide than to die of any other cause." The study’s authors, Isabelle L. Horon and Diana Cheng, found that out of 247 “pregnancy-associated deaths,” fifty (or 20 percent) were due to homicide. The next highest cause of death was “cardiovascular disorders,” at 48 deaths, or 19 percent of the total.

Approximately 34 states have laws similar to the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, designed to punish attackers who might otherwise get a more lenient sentence by harming the mother but fulfilling their goal of killing their unborn child.

Had Connell succeeded in causing the abortion of his unborn child, he would have been subject to criminal charges for the child’s death. A Pennsylvania statute states “An individual commits criminal homicide in the first, second, or third-degree, or voluntary manslaughter of an ‘unborn child’ if the individual intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or negligently causes the death of an unborn child.”

Earlier this year, Orbin Eeli Tercero, a pharmacist for the east-coast supermarket chain Wegmans, was charged in Pennsylvania for secretly inducing his mistress to miscarry their unborn child, because the baby’s birth would complicate his engagement to another woman. Tercero faced a number of criminal charges, including criminal homicide of an unborn child, first-degree murder of an unborn child, aggravated assault of an unborn child, aggravated assault, as well as charges related to evading capture and tampering with evidence. (see story)

More information on state laws related to fetal homicide can be found here via the National Right to Life Committee.

Transvestites Seek Right to Use Opposite Sex Bathrooms in Argentina

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent

BUENOS AIRES, September 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Argentinean transvestites are objecting to new legislation proposed to create a third bathroom for their use in commercial establishments, according to local and international reports.

The proposed law, advanced by councilwoman Gimena Abonassar of the city of San Martín, is intended to protect women from men who enter their bathrooms dressed as the opposite sex, an increasingly common occurrence in certain countries.

"We're talking about creating a third bathroom to give a place to transvestites because of complaints by fathers of girls who were saying that they felt uncomfortable when they had to share the same bathroom," Abonassar told the French Press Agency in a telephone interview.

Although Abonassar says that local transvestite groups in San Martín support the measure, the national Association of Transvestites, Transsexuals, and Transgenders of Argentina (ATTTA) is objecting to it.

"We are against it because it seems to us to be discrimination," a representative of the association told the Spanish news agency EFE.

"The councilwoman should inform herself and legislate in favor of more integration, not to divide society," he added. "The only thing this measure achieves is more discrimination, and it is an example of the transphobia of many politicians, who don't really know what the people need."

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