Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sci/Health News: Study Says Smoking Pot Early in Life Lowers IQ For Life

World News: Christian in Pakistani Blasphemy Case Found to be a Minor

U.S. News: Reporters, Residents Dig In As Isaac Blasts Gulf Shore

GOP House Candidate Mia Love Speech

Sold Into Porn By My Husband - Naideen's Hell - Many of you know already that Pornography Harms. In our efforts to raise awareness about these harms, we often hear from many of you about your experiences and struggles. While it is often difficult to hear, we understand that your experiences are what need to be shared! So many think that pornography use in private has no consequences. Here is PROOF that that just isn't true! Naideen sent us an account of what happened to her over 20 years ago. If such a thing could happen then, can you imagine what is happening now? Naideen was subjected to horrors that we can't understand. Her account is graphic and will fill your heart with sorrow, but we feel that it is important to share with you. This is why we have to keep up the fight! This is why we must take action now.

Pornography is linked to sex trafficking.
**Pornography is used as a "tool" to train young children and women so that they will "know" what to do in performing sex acts.
**Often, the forced sexual acts between the prostituted woman/child and the John will be filmed and photographed and then shared elsewhere.
**Studies show that pornography users often seek to act out what they have viewed in porn. Often their partners will not engage in such acts, so they seek it elsewhere -- increasing the demand for trafficked women and children to be prostituted.
**Pimps are operating more and more online as it becomes easier to connect with potential buyers and to remain anonymous. Popular websites like and have become "virtual brothels" where one can quickly find prostituted women and children to engage in sex acts.
**As addictions to pornography increase, users seek harder and harder material. There is a recent boom in the availability of "live" porn as trafficked children and women are forced to perform "on-demand" sex acts in front of web cameras as "Johns" or porn users watch.
**Porn users do not and cannot distinguish between trafficked women, prostitutes, and porn stars. Pornography fuels the global sex trade by driving demand into the mainstream of society.


The porn industry is terrified of a proposed CA initiative to crack down on sex traffickers, which others are lauding as the much-needed tool to protect victims of human trafficking. Why is this? The porn industry claims their activities are completely consensual and between adults. So, I ask, why aren't they fighting to protect trafficking victims and trafficked minors? Instead, their trade publication is editorializing against the new law and even hoping for a re-write.

Since sex trafficking of women and children is indeed regularly happening in the porn industry, they are terrified of these new penalties!

Learn more about the CA Initiative the porn industry is so against:

The handout from The Pink Cross Foundation about trafficking in the industry:

The article from the porn industry:

Research article from Dr. Donna Hughes -- "Sex Trafficking of Women for the Production of Pornography" -

Other peer-reviewed research articles, news and opinion articles about the links between pornography and trafficking:

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Black Pro-life Coalition Demands a Criminal Investigation of Planned Parenthood

UNION CITY, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The National Black Pro-Life Coalition (NBPLC), pro-life leaders from across the United States, is demanding an investigation of Planned Parenthood for criminal negligence and depraved indifference in the death of Tonya Reaves -- a 24 year-old pregnant mother who entered the Planned Parenthood Loop Health Center abortion unit in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, July 20th, 2012. Tonya Reaves died later that evening following the botched abortion that reportedly perforated her uterus.

For five hours, Ms. Reaves hemorrhaged at Planned Parenthood's abortion facility. When an ambulance was finally called, this mother of a one-year-old son was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a renowned level one trauma center. But emergency-room doctors were given insufficient information about the cause of Ms. Reaves' bleeding. Subsequently, they reportedly performed an ultrasound that indicated an incomplete abortion and found that the source of her excessive bleeding was a severely perforated uterus.

It appears, from the evidence made public thus far, that Planned Parenthood is guilty of criminal negligence, depraved indifference, and gross medical incompetence. According to Planned Parenthood, their abortion clinics are described as "free-standing, non-medical units" which are independent of hospitals. {1}

That's the problem. These non-medical abortion facilities are ill-equipped to address the adverse medical complications inherent in and arising from abortions, especially late-term, second trimester abortions such as the one that claimed the life of Tonya Reaves.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) originally sub-contracted Planned Parenthood to limit the number of babies born to Black women as a result of President Nixon's Commission on Population Growth and the American Future. {2}

In a country of 200 million, a growth rate of one percent per year produces enough additional people to populate a new Washington metropolitan area every year. And we are feeling the impact -- in the crowding of cities, the sprawl of suburbia, the vanishing wilderness, the trespass of pollution. Every one of us feels it where it hurts most -- in the quality of our lives....

And what is most tragic and most ironic is that we, who need it least, have readily accessible to us and to our wives the means of deciding how many children shall share our large and well-spaced houses and our trips to the beach. Those who lack our ways of buffering the pressure of population on their lives also lack the means to decide how many shall share their lot. {3}

Title X grants, which are the primary means by which the federal government reduces birth rates among the poor, were two-fold: to provide black women with contraceptives and for birth-control. (According to Planned Parenthood, contraceptives prevent conception; birth-control prevents the birth of a baby.) {4}

Although Title X funds may not be used to pay for abortions, DHHS considers the provision of abortion as an integral part of its birth-control efforts through Planned Parenthood for minority communities. Consequently, no firewalls have been erected to ensure that monies are not fungible.

Planned Parenthood has been subcontracted by DHHS to advance the government's population control efforts, which is why abortion services remain largely unregulated. Illinois law, for example, does not require Planned Parenthood abortion clinics to be inspected and certified by the state's Department of Public Health. This lack of oversight and neglect of monitoring contributed to the premature death of Tonya Reaves.

According to the national Vital Statistics data, over 20 million Black American babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade. {5} For example, 60% of Black pregnancies end in abortion in New York according to the vital statistics record. This is not surprising because by design 78% of Planned Parenthood clinics are strategically located in communities of color.

With Nixon's Commission on Population and the American Future's recommendation to the Supreme Court to legalize abortion and to eliminate parental notification and consent laws, {6} abortion has been promoted as a (poor, black) woman's right and marketed to the Black community as health-care. And, more convincingly, abortion is sold as a civil right. However, the exercise of that "right" coupled with substandard "care" from lack of monitoring resulted in Tonya Reaves' death.

In addition to the criminal investigation, the NBPLC urges full disclosure of the intrinsic risks of abortion -- including suicide rates which are three to five times higher in post-abortive women than in women who carry to term. {7} Suicide rates are six times higher one year following an abortion compared to women who give birth, miscarry, or who do not get pregnant. {8} In Ms. Reaves case, the intrinsic risk of abortion especially included death from hemorrhage due to a perforated uterus.

The NBPLC urges a nationwide implementation of the July ruling by the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Planned Parenthood v. Rounds which ruled that abortion providers can be required to disclose the many risks associated with abortion, even if the attending doctor believes the associated risk is only incidental to the abortion and not a direct result of it. This reform requires abortion providers to practice all of the steps normally involved in medical decision-making, including respecting women's patient autonomy as well as their right to fully informed consent.

Advising women of the risks of abortion, including and especially death, may have saved the life of Tonya Reaves. Doctors would have informed her that a second trimester abortion dramatically increases serious complications and the risk of death. Additionally, requiring abortion facilities to meet the same medical standards required by other outpatient surgical centers so that they are equipped for medical emergencies may well have saved this young mother's life.

To allow a young woman to bleed for five hours before seeking professional medical help is unconscionable. "We are demanding a criminal investigation," says Walter Hoye, a NBPLC spokesperson. 

Contact: Walter B. Hoye II,
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    {1} Planned Parenthood of New York City (1970). Family planning in New York City: Recommendations for action. Family Planning Perspectives, 2(4), 25-31; Gobble, F. L., Vincent, C. E., Cochrane, C. M., & Lock, F. R. (1969). A nonmedical approach to fertility reduction. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 34, 888-891.

    {2} Commission on Population Growth and the American Future (1971). Population growth and America's future. Family Planning Perspectives, 3(2), 45-52; Farley, R. (1970). Growth of the Black population. Chicago: Markham Publishing; Guttmacher, A. F., & Pilpel, H, (1970). Abortion and the unwanted child. Family Planning Perspectives, 2(2), 16-24; Scheyer, S. C. (1970). DHEW's new center: The national commitment to family planning. Family Planning Perspectives, 2(1), 22-24;

    {3} Scheyer, S. C. (1970). DHEW's new center: The national commitment to family planning. Family Planning Perspectives, 2(1), 4-10.

    {4} Tolbert, L. (1996). Condom availability through school-based clinics and teenagers attitudes regarding premarital sexual activity. (Doctoral dissertation, Talbot School of Theology, 1996). Dissertation Abstracts International, 57/08A, 3409; Tolbert, L. (2007). Keeping You & Your Kids Sexually Pure: A How-To Guide for Parents, Pastors, Youth Workers, and Teachers.

    {5} TABLE 14. Reported legal abortions, by known race, age group, and marital status of women who obtained abortions -- United States, 1995

    {6} Population and the American future. (1972). New York: Signet.

    {7} All Abortion Risks Must Be Disclosed, Appeals Court Rules

    {8} Reardon, D. (August, 2002). Deaths associated with pregnancy outcome. Southern Medical Journal, 95/8, 834-41; Gissler, M. (1997). Pregnancy associated deaths in Finland 1987- 1994. Acta Obsetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 76:651-657.

    Christian Newswire

    Forgiving Yourself After Choosing Abortion

    After being part of the decision to abort his child, Maurice Huff struggles to forgive himself.          

    Utah’s Mia Love Gets Enthusiastic Reception in Tampa

    AMPA, Fla.— African-American support for the Republican Party has fallen so far that a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed Mitt Romney capturing 0.0% of the black vote.

    Enter Mia Love, the 36-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants and a Republican congressional candidate in Utah. Should she win, she would be the first-ever black Republican woman to win a seat in Congress.
    In a  speech that drew sustained applause at the GOP convention Tuesday night, Ms. Love recounted her parents’ journey to the U.S., saying they arrived with only $10 in their pockets.

    “The America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with the possibilities of living the American dream,” said Ms. Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah.


    Why the U.S. Must Oppose Blasphemy Laws Not Just Their Abuse

    Today’s New York Times and Washington Post shed rare light on the latest gross injustices that result from Pakistan’s blasphemy law. They report on yesterday’s arrest of Rimsha Masih, an 11- or 12-year-old Christian girl, who, according to some accounts, suffers from Down’s syndrome. Rimsha has been jailed for allegedly burning pages of the Koran while sweeping a facility in her slum neighborhood near the capital of Islamabad.
    Should the case go to trial, the girl now faces a virtually certain sentence of life imprisonment, since under the sharia court, her testimony is worth a quarter of a Muslim male’s and there is only oral evidence in this case. Should she be released back to her community, she will face the wrath of the mob, incited by mosque leaders who are quoted by the Post as condemning her to death by burning. Meanwhile, her mother has been incarcerated with her, and hundreds of her co-religionists have fled their homes, terrorized by vigilantes.
    Christians, Ahmadiyyas, Shiites, and Hindu have been disproportionately targeted under Pakistan’s blasphemy law. But moderate and reformist Muslims from the country’s Sunni majority have also been victimized by this very bad law. As the Post states:
    “Under Pakistani law, those found guilty of defaming the Islamic prophet Muhammad face the death penalty, while defiling the Koran can bring a life sentence. The case of the girl is the fourth in recent months to alarm human rights advocates, who say the law is frequently used to persecute Christians and also has been unfairly applied to the mentally ill — including some Muslims.”
    A notable feature of the law is that it engenders more killings from extra-judicial violence than from court-ordered death sentences. In July in Punjab province, a mob whipped into a frenzy by radical leaders hunted down a man thought to have blasphemed against Islam, beat him to death, and burned his body burned outside a police station. In other cases, defendants awaiting trial, or even those who have been released or acquitted, along with the acquitting judge, have been murdered or threatened with murder. Last year, Pakistani minister of minority affairs Shahbaz Bhatti and Punjab governor Salman Taseer who dared to criticize the law were themselves accused of “blasphemy” and gunned down by Islamist extremists. In Taseer’s case, the murderer was heralded as a hero by the bar association; though eventually convicted of his crime; the presiding judge, however, was forced to go into hiding by vigilante death threats. No one has been convicted in the murder of Minister Bhatti, a Christian.
    The Times reports that some officials involved with Rimsha’s case have commented that the charges are “baseless” and that she and her mother will be let go. But the mobs, even now swarming the jail where Rimsha is held, will seek bloody retribution against any official who allows this to happen. If Asia Bibi (Christian mother of five imprisoned since 2009) and other past cases offer any precedent, Rimsha is likely to languish in prison for a long time.


    Open Doors’ Advocacy Campaign for Religious Freedom Special Envoy

    We continue to ask our supporters to contact their Senators and request that they cosponsor S.1245 in order to help move it out of committee and to a vote. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (MO), asks the President to appoint a Special Envoy for Religious Freedom in the Near East and South Central Asia. Countries covered in this bill include some of the most oppressive places for Christians and other religious minorities. We appreciate the 2,500 Open Doors supporters who have already contacted their senators about this bill. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to Contact Your Senators Today