Ohio Modern Day Heroes!

Pro-Life marchers heading to the Supreme Court.

Pro-Life marchers heading to the Supreme Court

After the many years I spent picketing, rallying and rescuing Ohio infants at the Center for Choice II, in Toledo, Ohio, I never dreamed I would live to see the day that the children might some day be saved  from certain death. If you haven’t heard the news, let me be the first to share a much cherished moment.

The headline reads: “Ohio House approves abortion ban after heartbeat,” when Reuters announced that the Ohio House of Representatives had voted to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which can be as early as six weeks.

Reuters — Columbus, Ohio reported…

By Jo Ingles
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:56pm EDT

COLUMBUS (Reuters) – The Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which can be as early as six weeks.

The House voted 54 to 43 for the ban, along party lines, with most Republicans voting in favor.

If enacted, the law would be a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which upheld a woman’s right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb, usually at 22-24 weeks.

Republican Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder said he knows this bill will face a court challenge.

“We’re writing bills for courts,” he said.

The bill now goes to the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate.

The Ohio House also passed two other abortion restrictions Tuesday, one that would ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks if a doctor determines that the fetus is viable outside the womb. Another bill excludes abortion coverage from the state insurance exchange created by the federal health care law.

The late-term ban already was passed by the Ohio Senate.

Neither bill was as contentious as the heartbeat legislation, which does not contain exceptions for rape, incest or the life or health of the mother. [continue reading…]

Here I am living on the “Left Coast,” with these screwy laws and values, while the victory is being won in – of all places – The State of Ohio. We used to own a small family farm back in Curtice, Ohio. My daughter and I cared for over 300 French Angora Rabbits, they started out as a 4-H project but turned into much more. We used to raise our own pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys and so many more, we had a goat once that was simply a riot.

We had those old metal rocking chairs sitting outside by the back door. It was common for us to go out and butcher 10 or  20-chickens and  invite friends over for a BBQ. We’d sit outside, the guys might play some touch football, the kids would play on the swing. As I sat in the chair the goat would come over and nuzzled  my hand trying to get me to pet him. He was a little Nubian goat and smart as  a whip. He would jump up in the chair next to mine and circle round and round, just as if he were trying to cop a squat (sit in the chair, with his legs over the edge)   to copy me. He was so cute.

Many members of our church, New Life Assembly of God, in Oregon, Ohio would picket, sidewalk councel and rescue (with Operation Rescue) unborn children  with peaceful demonstrations. Once we used kryptonite  bicycle locks and locks and chains to close the place down, until the police came. The leaders arranged  a truce, we unlocked our chains and went peacefully to jail. We were allowed to return to the rally after being booked, so long as we promised not to chain up again. We help up our end of the bargain.

A few weeks later the Center for Choice II sued the group collectively for $14 million in a RICO  suit, which the protestors won after a lengthy two-year battle. What a sweet victory it was. The people of Ohio are hardworking, honest folks who understand just how precious life is. God doesn’t make mistakes.

Last night I watched as a deer, who had been hit by a car near our house, suffered and died in agony for 2-hours waiting for the Sheriff to come and shoot it. Just two-days prior I had watch this magnificent young buck as he grazed  in our yard. I took pictures, which I will share in my next article. He struggled for hours trying to stand as he was pinned under some dead bushes in our yard. His front shoulder was fractured, he was frightened and bleeding from his mouth. I cried as I waited, unable to come to terms with his inevitable death. My heart is still broken.

Our business is here in California, we have friends here and have met some terrific people but this state has broken my heart. The laws here in California  are cruel and unfair. From where I am sitting, all I see are liberals who can’t seem to see past today. People who don’t understand business and the way economics work, should not be allowed to effect change that will be detrimental to ones own future well-being.

Tonight, I am celebrating along with the unborn children of Ohio. Bless their souls. I can’t count how many nights I’ve spent in prayer for the infants of this country. This is an answer to many prayers. Who knows, at the rate California children are slaughtered (believe me it is slaughter) Ohio may grow to become the most populated state in the country. Think about it.

I miss you Ohio! I may live in California but my heart remains with you.

According to a July 2, 2011 NPR article…

Statistics compiled by NARAL Pro-Choice America show that 29 governors – including Kansan Sam Brownback – now oppose abortion, up from 21 before the 2010 elections.

And 19 states have House and Senate memberships that are “solidly” opposed to abortion, up from 16 last year. Eight states have what NARAL characterizes as “solidly pro-choice” legislatures, down from 10. [continue reading…]

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Immigrants, Fish and Feds

I have to agree with a “CrazyFool” who posted the following  comment on Hotair.com a few days ago. He said in part…

“Extinction is a perfectly natural process which makes way for more hardier species. Without extinctions most of the species which now exist probably wouldn’t – including the Delta Smelt.”

Nature works well as God intended, it’s not always pretty or delicate. You would think those foolish liberals would get a clue, just as on Wall Street, the rich just keep getting richer. In nature, the strong get stronger and the weak perish.

And lets face it folks, sometimes the little guy has a big mouth and deserves to be slapped. Those poor innocent Delta Smelt will either, get stronger, adapt or die. If we want to remain a strong, independent nation, we must allow nature to take it’s course and not intervene, which will only serve to upset the natural balance of things.

Medical Rights

Anyone who has ever suffered with chronic pain can attest to the cruelty being inflicted with barbarian laws that otherwise law-abiding citizens are being forced to navigate.

What right do our legislators have to deny a chronic pain sufferer a chance at relief? As someone who has suffered with long-term chronic pain, I can tell you, it’s no picnic. Many chronic pain sufferers have a difficult time finding a doctor who can diagnose, let alone treat the origins of chronic pain.

I am ashamed to admit that there were times I truly wanted to die, the pain was so unbearable and I am one who is firmly opposed to euthanasia. The pain medication the doctor prescribed would make me sick to my stomach, unable to eat and very lethargic. I was not in a good place. I would have done anything to stop the pain.

When I moved and lost my health insurance, I counted it a blessing. Once my insurance was no longer footing the bills, I began exploring alternative treatments, home remedies, and taking preventative measures. My efforts paid off big-time. Though still a pain sufferer, I was learning to better manage it. Still, I needed occasional help controlling the pain.

My natural choice was to turn to smoking marijuana. It was actually cheaper to purchase small quantities every couple months, than it was to pay for a doctor’s appointment and expensive prescriptions. Smoking weed enabled me to eat, it helped me to sleep and didn’t leaving me feeling all drugged out and hung over.

I even had moments when I was painfree, and could actually laugh and play with my young grandson, who lived with us. At these times, I felt human again and glad to be alive.

I remember growing up in a rural community. We didn’t run to the doctor with every sniffle, ache or pain. Grandma had Caster Oil, Peroxide, Baking Soda, Watkins Linament Rub and anything from the garden. We made our own butter, skimmed off our own cream, butchered our own chickens, baked our own bread and tended our own sick.

What right do these bozo’s have to tell me what methods I can use to treat my pain? Medicine is about relieving suffering, let’s get with the program. The article below illustrates an ignorance of the true issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana… [Read entire article]

As NJ Mulls Medical Marijuana Law, MS-Sufferer Faces Jail

Garden State could be the 14th in the nation to legalize medical marijuana

By Brian Thompson
Updated 6:45 PM EST, Mon, Nov 30, 2009

New Jersey’s legislature may be on the brink of passing a medical marijuana law, but it may be too late for MS-sufferer John Wilson of Franklin Township.

"This is as good an example as we could possibly have of allowing people who are suffering progressive disease to get some pain relief," said State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-Union County), of Wilson, who will stand trial on drug charges next month.

Lesniak is supporting a measure in the Legislature that would make New Jersey the 14th state in the nation with a medical marijuana program.

A National Guard training flight spotted 17 pot plants growing in Wilson’s backyard two summers ago, and notified lawmen. The most severe charge they filed was first degree maintaining or operating a drug production facility. That crime carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

Wilson, who has no medical insurance and is self-employed, selling items on E-bay, says he simply can’t afford the $2,000 a month that his doctors say he would need in prescription medicine.

"I’ve never been in prison before and don’t want to go there because I know my health with definitely deteriorate," said the 36-year-old.

The judge who will preside at his trial has already ruled that Wilson’s medical condition cannot be used in his defense. Attorney James Wronko could only say, "Jurors are pretty good at discerning the facts of cases. They get a feel for it."

Opponents of medical marijuana argue that legalizing the drug even for a few in need still sets a bad precedent for young people that society is trying to keep off drugs.

But supporters say strict enforcement of laws they generally endorse, without the medical marijuana exception, turn people like Wilson into criminals.

While the state legislature decides in the next few weeks whether or not to approve a medical marijuana law — one version has already passed the State Senate — Sen. Lesniak says he is writing Governor Jon Corzine now to ask him to pardon Wilson, even before the trial begins.