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Planned Parenthood abortionists are now the ones on trial

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:29 pm | Randy Thomasson

These are your California pro-life heroes. They’ve exposed the murderous crimes of Planned Parenthood, and the Liberal Left has hauled them into a kangaroo court.

Center for Medical Progress (CMP) defendants David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, on trial in federal civil court along with co-defenants Troy Newman and Albin Rhomberg

Right is wrong and wrong is right in the San Francisco federal court of an Obama fundraiser and judge, William Orrick, who served on the board of an organization that houses a Planned Parenthood clinic. And the judge’s wife? She “liked” a National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) Facebook post that criticized CMP as “a sham organization run by extremists.” What’s more, in 2015, “Mrs. Orrick ‘pinkified’ her Facebook page and added ‘I stand with Planned Parenthood’ as a Facebook profile picture overlay.”

True to form, Judge Orrick has tried to hide the felony crimes of Planned Parenthood, which, beyond killing little human beings in the womb and after birth, is selling baby body parts, a blatant violation of federal law. In 2017, Orrick fined David Daleiden $195,000 for publicly releasing the final videos exposing the awful truth. And in this month’s trial, with rare exception, Orrick has forbade showing the jury videos of Planned Parenthood representatives describing money for baby body parts. 

But this wall of deception is cracking. Because the rules of evidence mean that Planned Parenthood’s claim of “damage” (illegal recording, trespass, etc.) can be cross-examined. So at this point, the judge has had to permit two Center for Medical Progress videos to be shown to the jury. One on October 11, and another on October 16.

The latest video is the most shattering to Planned Parenthood’s credibility. The nearly 5-minute video showed Planned Parenthood’s top abortionist Deborah Nucatola “speaking on video about liver, lungs, hearts, muscle, and calvarium (baby heads) that were harvested from the bodies of aborted babies.” Reportedly stunning the jurors and causing tears to flow down faces, this revelation could actually lead to the jury rejecting the abortion giant’s claim of unfair play by the investigative journalists of the Center for Medical Progress.

Here are the 3 big wins for truth in court so far:

1. On October 11, Planned Parenthood abortionist Leslie Drummond-Hay claimed on the witness stand that nobody could hear her conversation with David Daleiden (posting as a baby body parts buyer) and that he brought up the matter of money; however, once the hidden video clip was played in court, the abortionist had to admit that others could hear them and that she had been first to bring up the topic of money.

2. On October 15, despite Judge William Orrick generally prohibiting the jury from seeing CMP’s undercover videos, Mary Gatter, “medical director” for Planned Parenthood abortion centers in Los Angeles and Pasadena, opened her mouth to bring out much-needed evidence. On the witness stand while being questioned by Planned Parenthood’s attorney, Gatter surprised both sides by opining about the “good parts and …. the worst parts of the conversation” that were depicted in the video. That allowed a pro-life attorney to quiz Gatter about what she said on the video. Under cross-examination, she admitted saying “I wanted a Lamborghini” and agreed it was in the context was discussing the price she would be paid for “fetal parts.”

3. On October 16, Deborah Nucatola, former medical director for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, who said “she performs an average of 200 per month, testified in court that she prefers to use the [euphemistic] term ‘tissue donation’ instead of ‘selling baby body parts for a profit’ … and Nucatola also described how ‘she was upset about the release of the videos, and again sobbed when relating how she and her family were ‘damaged’ by them.”

Yet then a pro-life attorney read from Nucatola’s earlier statements under oath at a disposition, where, “in deposition, Nucatola said that the release of the videos was ‘no big deal’ that ‘did not damage me’ … in addition, she had made sworn statements such as, ‘I did nothing wrong,’ ‘I don’t care if these videos are released.’ ‘There is nothing wrong with what I said.’” The video confirmed the cross-examination, destroying Nucatola’s credibility.

Do you agree with me that, under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, this case should have been thrown out of court at the get-go? Because remember, investigative journalism is protected under “freedom of the press,” right along with “freedom of speech” and “freedom of religion.”

Back in the 1990s, I remember how aggressive liberal reporters, with their hand recorders and video cameras, showed up unannounced at the pro-family organization where I used to work. But not once did I consider filing a lawsuit (but I did suggest increasing security, primarily by hardening our front door), because I knew about constitutional freedom of the press.

Ultimately, the outcome in the San Francisco courtroom is either going to permit the First Amendment or further destroy it, and will either hide the criminal behavior of Planned Parenthood or expose it.

Truly, the greatest crime in America is the American genocide of 61 million pre-born babies. Because Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the U.S., they’re the the biggest criminals in America. And in the last few decades, Planned Parenthood has added to their crimes by selling baby body parts, in clear violation of federal law.

Everybody who supports what’s good and right ought to support the creative, investigative journalism of the Center for Medical Congress. These pro-life investigators shouldn’t be punished, they should be rewarded!

See pro-life news coverage of this trial

See trial updates from the attorneys defending the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) defendants: LLDF | Liberty Counsel | Operation Rescue | ACLJ | Thomas More Society

See the first court transcripts (Oct. 3, 4, 8, 10)


Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20

5 ways to lower your gas prices In California

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8:57 pm | Randy Thomasson

If you’re like me, you’re concerned about high gas prices in California.

As someone who watches the stock market, I shake my head at how California’s Democrat-controlled government somehow keeps the average price of regular gas above $4 per gallon, when oil prices are low, and when most other states enjoy much lower prices.

So, to help you and your family, here are SaveCalifornia.com’s 5 ways to fight against high gas prices:

1. Before you go to a gas station, do what I do — check out the best prices in your vicinity.

2. Drive less if you can, by driving more for your needs than your wants. This will likely mean combining errands. Sometimes this will mean changing where you buy goods and services. And might mean buying more online.

3. Consider buying a used car that averages above 30 mpg. Here are 15 fuel-efficient used cars under $5,000

4. When voting, don’t for an environmental activist candidate or ballot measure, because you’ll be supporting a lower supply of energy and higher energy prices (as well as higher prices for housing, food, and water).

5. Remember that Democrats have controlled the California State Legislature for 60 years. They caused and are still causing your high energy prices.

Why are gasoline prices so high in California?

  • California’s Democrat politicians, with the help of self-interested government unions, are devoted to big, expensive government, as well as to liberal environmental activists who regard dirt and trees as more important than people made in the image of God and people’s private property. The Democrat politicians have imposed the highest state gas tax in the nation: $1.26 a gallon (98 cents in gas taxes and gas fees, plus a 28-cent “mystery tax”).
     
  • California also has the highest gas prices in the contiguous 48 states.
     
  • California’s Democrat-run government forces gasoline to be more expensive to formulate, which is another disincentive to oil refineries trying to do business here:

“For many years, California also required that summer-blend gasoline — which is more expensive to produce and contains extra additives designed to reduce air pollution in the summer — be used all year round. So, while gasoline prices typically fall in September across the United States as stations switch to the cheaper winter blend, Californians were left paying higher prices. In 2012, around the time gasoline prices were breaking records, Governor Jerry Brown changed the regulations to permit winter-blend gasoline to be sold in California in an attempt to bring down rising gasoline prices. Still, both the summer and winter blends of gasoline used in California are more expensive to produce than those used in any other state.” “California Is Approaching $4 Gasoline, But It Has Only Itself To Blame,” Forbes, Sept. 28, 2018

  • In 2017, the Democrat-controlled California Energy Commission crowed about no new refineries and no new refineries:

“Permitting Issues. It is unlikely that new refineries will be built in California. In fact, from 1985 to 1995, 10 California refineries closed, resulting in a 20 percent reduction in refining capacity. Further refinery closures are expected for small refineries with capacities of less than 50,000 barrels per day. The cost of complying with environmental regulations and low product prices will continue to make it difficult to continue operating
older, less efficient refineries.”
Source

  • And the Democrat politicians have also prohibited interstate oil pipelines into California, thus decreasing the supply, increasing the demand, and jacking up the price of gas for us all:

“With no major pipelines connecting California to its neighbors, the state remains largely untouched by the shale boom. While refiners in the Midwest and Gulf Coast are awash in cheap, American crude, those in California are paying as much as $6 more per barrel for oil shipped from Saudi Arabia, Ecuador and Colombia. That’s taken a toll on California pump prices, which were 61 cents higher per gallon last year than the national average.” 
Source: Bloomberg.com

I hope you benefit from this information and will share it with others. California’s high gas prices are a negative consequence of our bad state government. When voters revolt against the establishment, this can change. In the meantime, let’s save on gas where we can.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

Proverbs 29:2

Will you care more for what’s right than atheists care for what’s wrong?

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:20 am | Randy Thomasson

After hearing about something harmful or wacky done by some politicians, have you ever asked, “How could they do that?” or “What are they thinking?”

But I’m finding it easier these days to understand Democrat politicians — and Democrat voters. Because the evidence is, both are increasingly anti-Bible and anti-reality.

Did you know that the New Atheism has been completely embraced by the Democratic National Committee, which now even claims atheism as the Democrats’ identity?

On August 27, 2019, the DNC, meeting in San Francisco, passed a resolution affirming the “religiously unaffiliated” as sharing their party’s values and being “the largest religious group within the Democratic Party.” 

The unanimously-passed resolution also criticized “religious views” and “religious liberty,” stating, “WHEREAS, those most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of ‘religious liberty,’ to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities.”

As you can see, with the Democrats, it’s good-bye to your First Amendment freedom of conscience before God.

Less Bible, worse voting

The evidence is, the less” Christian” you are, or claim to be (except for black Americans), the more likely you are to vote for Democrat candidates. See this chart.

So the more a voter drifts from the Bible as his standard of authority, the more we get elected representatives who are anti-family, anti-Constitution, anti-Christian. It’s simple math.

The solution, obviously, is for pastors who say the Bible is their authority, to train church congregants to vote biblically and help other people vote for good government too. 

For how can we have good government unless people who know what is truly good are the main influencers of government? 

‘High time’ to love God and neighbor

I believe it’s high time for professing Christians to repent of not loving their neighbor (strangers in their community, state, and nation) and not loving the Savior Jesus Christ as He requires. For if The Greatest Commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind,” where shall you not love God? Not in voting? Not in government? Not as your Master?

With all the latent armies of professing Christians gathered together every week, the ability to sincerely repent of sin and to passionately love Jesus and neighbor is abundantly present. Who will light the spark that gets this fire going?

A biblical pastor who has abandoned fear of man will teach his flock how to vote biblically, will hold annual voter registration drives, will distribute principled, pro-family voter guides, will organize volunteers to support good candidates, and will even recruit candidates for local office from within the congregation.

  • Do you agree that it’s time for pastors to identify and reject their own fear of man, and replace it with holy fear of God and sacrificial love for strangers?
     
  • Do you agree that it’s time for supporters of the Bible to reform their congregations, so that we can improve our culture, by speaking the truth with a heart motivation of faith, hope, and love?
     
  • Do you agree that it’s time for pastors to have biblical worldview classes, offered to all congregants and with completion required for church members?

Ultimately, our local, state, and national governments will be run by godly, principled people, or by those who aren’t. The choice belongs to the churches. We have to ask ourselves, who “cares” more for their neighbors and for “good government” — professing Christians or die-hard atheists?

Wise people will start planning now for the 2020 election. For with diligent preparation often comes great victory.

“There are times to encourage, but there are also times to contend for what is right—that time is now. Let it not be said of us today: ‘And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord.'”
“Have Consciences in California Been Seared?” by California Christian Shane Idelman