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British Police are “Watching” Social Media Posts about Alfie Evans

Is this 1984? It sure seems more and more like an Orwellian situation over in Britain.

Alfie Evans continues to breathe on his own. His parents continue to appeal to the courts to take him to Italy. They keep being denied. The Pope has a military helicopter on standby to rush the toddler to Rome if the courts change their mind.

Now, the police are getting involved and cracking down on what people are saying about the situation on social media.

From Mirror:

Police have warned social media users that threatening posts made regarding Alfie Evans and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital are ‘being monitored’.

Chief Inspector Chris Gibson at Merseyside Police said: “Merseyside Police has been made aware of a number of social media posts which have been made with reference to Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans.

“I would like to make people aware that these posts are being monitored and remind social media users that any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated and where necessary will be acted upon.”

Reaction on Twitter fall over the world, including  British citizens, has been very critical of the way the government has been handling this heartbreaking case.


Planned Parenthood President Uses Mother’s Day as an Opportunity to Push Abortion Rights

Yesterday was Mother’s Day – a day that most people set aside to celebrate the influential women in their lives. After all, literally none of us would be here if it wasn’t for our mothers.

Ironically, Cecile Richards (who is a mother of three) decided to use the day to promote abortion rights on her personal Twitter account. Probably not the wisest of decisions since Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, kills 3 million babies every year and takes away chances at motherhood everyday.

Richard’s tweet links to an article she wrote for Time and in that opinion piece, Richards chooses to make Mother’s Day political and advocate for women’s health care rights, including abortion.

“So this Mother’s Day, instead of taking your mom out to brunch or sending chocolate, commit to fighting for a government that recognizes that women deserve basic human rights and protections — including the right to decide when and whether to become a mom. After all, nothing says “I love you, Mom!” like adding your members of Congress to your contacts, and letting them know you’re counting on them to stand up for women and families everywhere.”

Responses to her tweet were scathing – and rightfully so.


It’s truly awful that someone who presides over an organization that makes a profit off killing unborn babies would use a day set aside to celebrate motherhood and the miracle of life to promote a political agenda. Cecile Richards, have you no common decency or heart?


Women Dressed as Handmaids Protest Anti-Abortion Laws at Texas Capital

Wendy Davis is at it again. Today in Austin, Texas a group of women dressed as handmaids from the popular Handmaid’s Tale book/TV show staged a protest against anti-abortion bills. The protest was organized by Davis’ group, Deeds Not Words and NARAL of Texas.

During the protest, which was live streamed on Facebook (and can be viewed below), the women are shown holding signs with political protest statements about money being given to “fake health care clinics”, the 24 hr. waiting period for abortions and forced sonograms. The biggest and boldest sign declared “NO MORE ABORTION RESTRICTIONS. NONE!”


The three young ladies in the middle each read stories of how Planned Parenthood saved lives. One was in high school with two children already and couldn’t “bear to give birth again. I didn’t want to be pregnant. I didn’t want to have another baby.”

Another was raped on a date in high school and when she discovered she was pregnant, her only thought “was to kill myself because I didn’t have any other option. Thankfully, I had a strong, supportive mother who took me to get an abortion. I made a decision to save a life – mine.”

I. Me. Mine.

Abortion is all about the woman and what SHE wants, with no regards to the other human life growing inside her. To the pro-choice movement, innocent babies don’t matter because they aren’t born and therefore aren’t considered people even though science will tell you they share the same DNA as you and I.

Shame on these women and shame on America for continuing to let it happen.


Indiana Democrats: The party of fear and irrelevance

Just in case If you haven’t turned on the tv, been on social media or talked to anyone in the last couple of days, the Republican controlled House voted and passed a measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And just as you would expect, people are losing their minds.

I mean, look at these well thought out, rational responses to Thursday’s vote in the House.

Listen, I get it. To have anyone mess with your health care, like the government, can be scary, given the uncertainty. People are genuinely afraid about what may happen to their health care, what may change and when.

But let’s take a second, take a breath and calm down a minute. As you may recall, Thursday the House voted on and passed the bill meant to repeal and replace Obamacare. But last time I checked there are two houses in Congress. The Senate has yet to vote and even consider the bill, and once the bill leaves the Senate, if it even does, it’s unlikely to look anything like the House version.

But never fear, the politics of fear is out in full force. The Indiana Democratic Party (which is basically irrelevant in the Hoosier state) has been quite active on Twitter as of late, specifically targeting Congressmen Todd Rokita, Luke Messmer and Congresswoman Susan Brooks.

Before you say anything, I know both parties play on people’s fears in the hopes of swaying them to vote for their candidates in the upcoming election. But to act as if the bill has become law and to scare people into believing that they are going to die because of the big bad ole Republicans voted is laughable and disingenuous.

Now, let’s think for a minute why would the Indiana Democrats keep pounding on Rokita and Messer? Could it be because they have both been mentioned as possible Republican candidates to go up against for Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly?

The Indiana Democrats know Donnelly will have a fight on his hands come election time and they’ve already come out swinging, early. But I guess trying to convince people they are going to die unless their candidate is elected is what you do when your party is as relevant as the beeper.

– BZ

Just What Are the Republicans Doing in Washington, Anyway?

May has arrived and Donald Trump has officially been President of the United States for a little over 100 days now. Yet despite what was promised on the campaign trail, Obamacare is still in place, Planned Parenthood hasn’t been defunded and there’s no sign of a wall being erected between the United States and Mexico. In fact, Obamacare was supposed to be repealed on day one…

The brand new spending bill which is expected to go to vote this week or next, KEEPS Planned Parenthood funded through September. Back in January, Paul Ryan promised over and over that the abortion giant would be completely defunded when Obamacare was repealed. Instead, a botched Obamacare 2.0 was thrown together and that didn’t pass either.

About the only thing the Trump administration has done regarding Planned Parenthood is signing a bill that allows the states to take away their funding. Big whoop. They’ll still have a $1 billion dollar budget to run off of and that’s unacceptable.

So what are these so called conservatives doing? Aren’t they supposed to be fighting for human rights for the unborn? Did we elect them in November to repeal NOT replace Obamacare?

They’re a bunch of cowards, that’s what they are – no one in Washington wants to do what’s right and they’re only concerned about getting reelected come midterms. All these things should have been so easy to do, especially when you have the votes and the momentum. But here we are again, disappointed and disenfranchised by the GOP which is actually starting to look and sound an awful lot like the Democrats these days.