Thursday, January 29, 2015

After 5 years of voting pro-choice 100%, Congressman Tim Ryan finally admits he’s pro-choice

Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan recently wrote an editorial for the Akron Beacon-Journal entitled, "Why I changed my thinking on abortion" in which he describes why he is no longer prolife. It's an editorial he should have written 5 years ago. 

Congressman Ryan has been a persona non grata to the prolife movement for more than 5 years.  He got kicked off the board of Democrats for Life in 2009.  He lied and falsely claimed his removal was because Democrats for Life opposed contraception when they don't.  He also pulled an Obama and said the question of when life begins was "above (his) pay grade."  After that, he tried to claim he was still prolife after voting in favor of letting Washington, D.C. spend tax dollars on abortion. 

The last time he voted in favor of prolife legislation was in 2009, when he cast a yes vote for the Stupak Amendment to Obamacare. That was his only prolife vote in the term.  He hasn’t voted prolife since. And it's not like he was a solid prolife vote before that. National Right to Life gave him a 0% voting record in the 2007-2008 term, 80% in 2005-2006 term and 72% in the 2003-2004 term. 

What’s interesting is the publicity this editorial has received. 

The Hill, Time, USA Today, all have articles on the editorial along with numerous Ohio papers and local papers outside of Ohio. The articles often fail to quote prolifers who recognized Ryan abandoned the prolife movement long ago.  Or mention that Ryan is likely running for the U.S. Senate in 2016. 

In hilarious fashion, Patricia Miller describes Ryan as "one of the most principled and prominent pro-life Democrats" in an article for Religion Dispatches

In one particularly creepy quote, Ryan discusses how the recent birth of his son moved him to be pro-choice.  
Ryan also has an 8-month-old son, his first child. He told The Associated Press in an interview that it was not coincidence that the declaration followed his experience realizing the battery of tests, check-ups and health decisions involved even in a healthy pregnancy.

"That's, to me, when it really hit me," Ryan said. "Like, there's no room for Uncle Sam in this examination room as we're getting test results back, regardless of how they come out."
It really hit you that it should be legal to kill unborn children while your wife is pregnant with your unborn child?  I feel bad for your son when he grows up and reads that.

The pro-choice movement and Planned Parenthood can have Congressman Tim Ryan. The prolife movement doesn't have room for lying, opportunistic politicians who are thinking about abortion while their child is in the womb. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

Washington Post gives space to abortionist on probation for substance abuse

The Washington Post has an article by Lydia DePillis which allows Arizona abortionist Gabrielle Goodrick to whine about how hard it is to be an abortionist in Arizona after the state legislature passed some prolife laws. 

Likely unbeknownst to De Pillis is that Goodrick is currently on probation for substance abuse issues (she took Fentanyl at her office in 2010) and her clinic was the subject of one of LiveAction’s undercover stings regarding sex-selection abortion.  A staffer in video coaches the actor not to admit her desire to have an abortion because the child is the wrong sex. Performing a sex-selection abortion is illegal in Arizona. 

In the Post piece, Goodrich reveals a number of things and her practice. 

She describes how abortion took over her practice.

Gradually, it just kind of took over my practice. Not only because of patient need, but because of the amount of effort — it just takes over. I have to have RNs now, and monitoring. There’s so much involved in it, so I wouldn’t do that for a few procedures a week. To do more than 5 abortions a month, you have to be a licensed abortion clinic. So now probably 5 percent of my practice is general practice.

She thinks her practice was given “a pass” the first year state inspectors came by. 

I don’t have an administrator. I’m just a doctor in a solo practice. So for me to make that change was pretty traumatic, when the state comes through [to inspect]. The first time, in 2011, we had coffee in the break room, she looked over my policies, everything was perfect, and that was that. I think they just gave everyone a pass the first year, because they didn’t know what they were doing. And then the next year, they came through, and it was like the Gestapo. I didn’t have a policy for this or that. It was very nasty.

Arizona's 24 hour waiting period is bad for patients but really bad for her

The waiting period was probably the worst for patients. You have to do the meeting first, it has to be with a physician, you can’t have a nurse do it. That has been an incredible burden on women, and on us. I have to meet with every single patient. The law says we can’t charge for that visit.