Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Terri would be turning 42 this weekend, were it not for her
psychopathic husband Michael, deciding to remove her
food and water - resulting in her starvation/dehydration
death this past spring.

Please take a moment to remember TERRI in your thoughts
and prayers on 12/3 and for justice to prevail for the wicked
who chose to end her life prematurely!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005



WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 - Federal drug regulators have discovered that all four women in this country who died after taking an abortion pill suffered from a rare and highly lethal bacterial infection, a finding that is leading to new scrutiny of the drug's safety.

Since all four deaths occurred in California, an unusual clustering, the Food and Drug Administration quietly tested to see if abortion pills distributed in California were somehow contaminated. They were not.

Stumped, officials from the F.D.A. and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have decided to convene a scientific meeting early next year to discuss this medical mystery, according to two drug agency officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic.

Among other issues, the experts hope to explore whether the abortion pill, called Mifeprex or RU-486, somehow makes patients vulnerable to an infection with Clostridium sordellii, the lethal bacteria. If so, they will explore how such an infection "could be more easily diagnosed and even prevented," one official said.

Monty Patterson, whose daughter Holly died on Sept. 17, 2003, less than a month after her 18th birthday, said he believed that Mifeprex inhibits the immune system, making women more vulnerable to bacteria.

Mr. Patterson's campaign against Mifeprex helped persuade the family of at least one other woman who died to have tissue samples tested for the presence of the rare bacteria, he said.

"I believe this drug should be taken off the market," Mr. Patterson said.

For now, there is no indication that the F.D.A. is considering restricting access to the drug. Indeed, it has advised doctors against giving antibiotics as a precaution to prevent the rare infections since antibiotic therapy carries its own risks.

Mifeprex has been used in more than 500,000 medical abortions in the United States since its approval in September 2000. The risks of death from infection after using the pill are similar to the risks after surgical abortion or childbirth, said Dr. Steven Galson, director of the F.D.A.'s center for drugs.

Warnings about the drug's possible link with Clostridium sordellii were placed on Mifeprex's label in July, and the drug agency without announcement updated this information on its Web site on Nov. 4 after it discovered that all of the deaths involved the lethal bacteria.

"I think everyone would like to know what exactly is going on regarding these rare and really serious Clostridium sordellii infections that we have seen happen in California," said Dr. Cynthia Summers, a spokeswoman for Danco Laboratories, maker of Mifeprex. "I don't have an answer for you, and because of that I don't have any running theories."

Information about the Clostridium sordellii infections has emerged slowly because the drug agency largely relies on voluntary reports by doctors, patients and others to identify drug problems and side effects.

Ms. Patterson died seven days after taking Mifeprex. She lived in Livermore, Calif.

On Dec. 29, 2003, Vivian Tran, 22, of Costa Mesa, Calif., died six days after taking Mifeprex.

On Jan. 14, 2004, Chanelle Bryant, 22, of Pasadena, Calif., died six days after taking Mifeprex. And on May 24, 2005, Oriane Shevin, 34, of Los Angeles died five days after taking Mifeprex.

In each case, Clostridium sordellii infected the women's uteruses, flourished and then entered their bloodstreams. The bacterium can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and weakness but may not induce fever, so victims often fail to realize how sick they are until it is too late and succumb to toxic shock. Antibiotics are often ineffective once an infection has flourished because even in death, the bacteria release toxins.

The families of Ms. Patterson, Ms. Tran and Ms. Bryant have all filed suit against Danco, claiming the company failed to warn patients of the drug's dangers.

A woman who died in Canada after taking Mifeprex during clinical testing in 2001 also suffered from a Clostridium sordellii infection. No similar deaths have been reported in Europe, where Mifeprex is widely used. But in the United States, most physicians give Mifeprex and an accompanying drug, misoprostol, in a regimen that involves inserting misoprostol vaginally.

Federal drug regulators have not approved this regimen, but it is not unusual for doctors to use drugs differently from how they are officially approved. Studies indicate that this regimen is effective, requires a lower dose of misoprostol, and allows women to undergo the most emotional and painful part of the procedure at home. What is unknown is whether it may somehow contribute to bacterial infections.

Any hint that Mifeprex may cause problems usually leads to a firestorm of criticism directed at the F.D.A., and the meeting scheduled for next year is bound to incite controversy. A 1996 federal advisory committee that recommended the drug's approval met under intense security in a windowless building surrounded by federal marshals.

Wendy Wright, executive vice president of Concerned Women for America, a conservative group, said that the latest news about deaths involving Mifeprex proved that the drug was unsafe. Ms. Wright also speculated that more women were dying after using the drug but that their deaths were going unreported.

"I'm pleased that the F.D.A. is taking a serious look at this," she said, "and hope that they will no longer allow this drug to be available to cause the deaths of more women."

Dr. Scott J. Spear, chairman of the national medical committee of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation's largest provider of abortions, said there was no evidence that the vaginal administration of misoprostol increased the risks of bacterial infections.

"They're all in California, so is this a local issue?" Dr. Spear said. "I think it's dangerous to speculate in the absence of good data."

Mifeprex is sold through physicians, who dispense the drug directly to patients. Physicians are required to give their patients a medication guide that lists the drug's risks.

Copyright 2005 The New York Times Company


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Monday, November 21, 2005


Former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm will carry an
initiative to restrict benefits to Colorado citizens. He might
ponder his involvement in creating the problem he now
seeks to fix.

"Sir, do you think it possible that your 1967 legislation legalizing
abortion for the first time in America has led to the
situation we now face - a shortage of nearly 50 million Americans,
many of whom would be workers.

Illegal aliens are naturally filling that void are they not?"

Friday, November 18, 2005


Some parents upset over sex booklet in schools

Thursday, November 10, 2005
The Sun Star

STRONGSVILLE _ An informational booklet that describes the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases and contains phone numbers for Planned Parenthood and confidential reproductive health services has raised protests after it was placed in students' lockers throughout the district.

City resident Theresa Fleming said her 11-year-old son, a sixth-grader at Kinsner Elementary School, was among those who received a copy of the booklet, Youth Pages, A Guide for Cuyahoga County Teens published by United Way's 211 First Call For Help.

She said the booklet, which also provides information on the need for parental consent for abortion and a Web address for the Lesbian/Gay Community Service Center of Greater Cleveland, is inappropriate for 11-year-olds.

I believe some sex education needs to be given, but when subjects are discussed or material is given to kids of this nature, a notice should be sent home to the parent and they should be allowed to opt out of the program if they wish, Fleming said.

School Superintendent James Gray said he gave an OK for the pocket-sized directories, which were provided to the district by United Way Services in conjunction with the county health department and county commissioners, to be given to students at the high school, middle schools and to sixth graders.

Gray said he received two calls from parents who took exception to the booklet's content.

I understand that and probably, in retrospect, I should have considered sending a letter along with it as far as an explanation, he said, adding, this is a developing situation. I don't know what we are going to do at this point.

Colleen Grady, a city resident and a member of the state school board, said she got calls from four parents concerned about their children getting the directory.

Grady, who is also a former city school board member, said she has not personally seen the publication, but they (parents) read me sections over the telephone.

She said the state board of education may wish to make a legislative recommendation to the Ohio general assembly, and the board could also consider discussion about adoption of a model policy for the distribution of such materials.

Gray said there will be continued discussion, in the district's curriculum and pupil services departments on whether to curtail distribution of materials which are considered to be sensitive, particularly for the younger kids.

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Komen Ups Planned Parenthood Funding
By Eve Sánchez Silver
Executive Director

The Aspen [Susan G.] Komen [Breast Cancer] foundation (SGK) one of the largest grant-making organizations in its service area [has designated funds to the] Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Glenwood Springs Health Center, for clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds to uninsured and underinsured women with a focus on Latina women: $12,887. (Aspen Times, 11/03/05)

In 2003 this writer resigned as a charter member of The National Hispanic Latina Advisory Council of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation upon receiving an article from a colleague which suggested that SGK was funding Planned Parenthood.

She thought it was a lie. It wasn't.

As a two-time breast cancer survivor and charter member of SGK she had quieted her personal convictions to work with a determined freedom, within The National Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council, towards the eradication of breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, and, with the other honorable multi-cultural councils of SGK. She was honored, purposeful and committed to The SGK Foundation.

Upon investigating the allegations that SGK was indeed funding Planned Parenthood through affiliate grants, she resigned from SGK, canceling several speaking engagements around the country and resigning as well from her own beloved council. The Foundation's decision to affirm life with one hand and support its destruction with the other was unacceptable.

The Komen Foundation has boosted its grants by 30% and is using Latina women to funnel funds to Planned Parenthood. Latinas are being sold-out by Planned Parenthood who claims to be using breast services to under-served populations to save lives. This is an egregious lie. Planned Parenthood’s own records show that when Planned Parenthood of North Texas received Komen funding in 2003, ostensibly for “breast services”, abortion services went UP and breast services went DOWN. Money is fungible. Komen naively states that they are providing funds that will have nothing to do with abortion. At Planned Parenthood ? Oh, give us a break! Here is what used to pop into people’s head when they thought of these organizations:
Planned Parenthood: ABORTION
That’s no longer the case. The organizations have melded into one giant organization abortion-funding machine:
Based on their shared ideologies, Komen and Planned Parenthood have generated great synergy with Komen seducing people in, via fund raisers for breast cancer, and consistently raising their funding to Planned Parenthood, who waits in the shadows to hack them up in the background: They race through the country on other people’s sneakers, picking up dollars as they go. Together they have finally been able to put a pepto-pink-pastel-party race-face on Planned Parenthood’s murder machine. Pay no attention to the abortionist behind the screen, “breast cancer services” will draw people in via The Komen Race, and other fund raising events that add to Planned Parenthood coffers. Funds get to Planned Parenthood by using under-served groups as the funnel, breast services as the reason and Planned Parenthood gets a little more chump-change to use so that they are freer to murder people’s children with the now extra money they have in the other pocket of their surgical pants.

Abortion kills the child and later the mother, through breast cancer. Komen-Planned Parenthood denies the Abortion-Breast Cancer link. These are the undeniable physiological facts concerning the breast:
-The breast is the only organ not fully developed at birth
-The breast is NEVER mature until after 32 weeks of pregnancy
-Interruption of a pregnancy before 32 weeks leaves cancer prone lobules exposed to the DNA damaging affects of estrogen, a hormone that causes breast cell proliferation
-50 out of 50 studies show that even ONE abortion places women at high risk of having pre-mature births.

Peer reviewed and dependable studies show these factors to be true, however, those making dollars from abortion victims hide these facts. Smoking and lung cancer information was denied for 50 years so that the tobacco industry could grow rich. The current US trend is to rely on the discredited Melbye and Beral studies (Ethics & Medics, 2004 - abortionbreastcancer.com, 11/04, Angela Lanfranchi, MD; Dr. Joel Brind, Ph. D. http://www.bcpinstitute.org/)

Latinas and other women of color are outraged that The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation supports Planned Parenthood an organization with murder at its heart, and designed from its inception to eliminate people of color, as its founder Margaret Sanger intended.

All women must be alerted to the facts and informed of the increased risk factors in the link between abortion and breast cancer. The ever-escalating affiliate funding funnels from Komen to Planned Parenthood show their ideological solidarity and unity. They have melded into one dangerous unit, and lives are at stake.Let’s call it what it is: KOMEN-PLANNED PARENTHOOD, the murder machine.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Michael Schiavo endorses Kaine

AP Political Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Michael Schiavo, who was at the center of a passionate national end-of-life debate when his brain-damaged wife, Terri, died in March, endorsed Democrat Tim Kaine for governor Wednesday.

"I have seen firsthand what can happen when a governor disagrees with a single citizen. In Florida, Gov. Jeb Bush abused the power of his office in an attempt to replace my personal family decisions with his own opinions and political grandstanding," Schiavo wrote a six-paragraph statement distributed by a Democratic political consulting firm in Miami.

Conservatives vilified Schiavo for ordering the removal of the feeding tube that had sustained his wife for 15 years. In the resulting legal and ideological conflict, Congress, Jeb Bush and his brother, President Bush, all sought to have the tube reinserted.

Schiavo based his endorsement on responses from Kaine and Republican Jerry Kilgore during their Oct. 9 televised debate when asked if governors should intervene in disputes within families over discontinuing life support for a loved one.


Kilgore said he is "not going to agree to the forced starvation of any individual if that individual hasn't had a say." He said he would urge people who don't wish to be kept alive artificially to write their instructions in medical directives.

Kaine's response: "I don't think governors should use their PR grandstanding to intervene in these cases." He said such disputes should be settled within the privacy and dignity of juvenile and family courts.

Schiavo, who lives in Florida, wrote that Kilgore "is wrong to follow the example of a governor who did not respect me, my family or the rule of law, and I fear what may happen to unsuspecting Virginians when Mr. Kilgore disagrees with their deeply private family decisions."

Kaine campaign spokesman Mo Elleithee was unaware of Schiavo's letter. "Tim Kaine has never met or talked with Michael Schiavo, but Tim's position on this issue is very clear," he said.

Kilgore's campaign declined to comment.

Derek Newton, manager of the November Group consulting firm that released the statement, said Schiavo was not available for comment Wednesday.

"Michael issued the statement because he is interested in getting more involved in the political process," Newton said.


I intend to read your article on Rosa Parks - Devout
Christian. Having read on Wikipedia that she served
on Planned Parenthood's board of directors, it makes
me sad that she was likely duped by their slick,
seductive lies. With 1,300 black babies dying
every day from abortion in America, her faith
should have led her to a better organization with
which to serve.

Leslie Hanks
V.P. Colorado Right to Life