Monday, August 5, 2013

Washington Congresswoman Gives Birth to ‘Miracle Baby’ After Refusing Abortion

PORTLAND – A Republican congresswoman from Washington has given birth to a ‘miracle baby’ after refusing abortion as an option when told that the chances of the child’s survival were small.
Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler and her husband Daniel announced the birth of the child, a girl, on her Facebook page on Monday.
“With great joy, gratitude and hope, we are pleased to share with you the news of the birth of our daughter, Abigail Rose Beutler, on Monday, July 15 at 3:13 AM at Emanuel Legacy hospital in Portland. She weighed two pounds, twelve ounces and was only 28 weeks along,” the announcement read. “She is every bit a miracle.”
Earlier this year, Beutler, 34, was informed that Abigail had a fatal condition known as Potter’s Syndrome. The baby’s lungs were not developing properly due to a lack of amniotic fluid and would likely die, the doctors said. Therefore, Beutler was given the option of either aborting Abigail or letting the baby die on her own. But being pro-life and a Christian, Beutler knew that there was really only one choice: to trust God.
“Multiple doctors explained that based on medical evidence her condition was incompatible with life and that, if she survived to term, she would be unable to breathe and live only moments after birth,” the family explained. “The options we were offered were termination or ‘expectant management,’ that is, waiting for her to die. Instead, we chose to pray earnestly for a miracle.”
However, a group of doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital was willing to try a test procedure to see if it might help encourage the child’s lungs to grow. Beutler received regular injections of saline and prayed for a miracle.
“There was no way to know if this treatment would be effective or to track lung development, but with hearts full of hope, we put our trust in the Lord and continued to pray for a miracle,” Beutler’s husband stated.
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The congresswoman went into labor early, but little Abigail survived. She made her entrance into the world with a healthy cry. However, as her kidneys were not functioning, she was transported to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in California where she underwent surgery, and received dialysis treatment.
“As far as every doctor we’ve spoken with knows, Abigail is the first baby with bilateral renal agenesis to breathe sustainably on her own,” Beutler’s husband marveled. “We are grateful to the thousands who joined us in praying for a miracle. But most of all, we are grateful to God for answering those prayers.”
The family says that they will be sharing more of Beutler’s miracle story in the future. Abigail is now two weeks old and the congresswoman is doing well.
Beutler has been serving in office in 2007, when she was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives to replace Richard Curtis, who resigned following sex scandal allegations. She retained her seat in an election the following year, and again won by a landslide in 2012.

Liberal Motivating Talking Points, Continued

In a previous posting I began a list of Liberal Talking Points that are often heard when Liberals' facts have run out but there mouth is still moving. That posting is here. Why I am a Conservative
In this post, I am adding a few more of these empty, mean nothing statements. The new posts are at the bottom of the list. 

Please add to this list in a reply. We need to be reminded of how the enemy of Freedom operates.

Liberal Motivating Talking Points
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  • For the good of the people
  • For the good of society
  • Forward thinking
  • Not stuck in the past
  • Progressive attitude or thinking
  • Inclusiveness
  • Liberal minded
  • Open-minded
  • Broadminded
  • Moderate
  • Freethinking
  • Tolerant
  • Fair
  • Fair-minded
  • We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it
  • Nondiscriminatory
  • Unbiased
  • Religious
  • Secular
  • Conscientious
  • Hope and Change
  • Yes we can
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  • Don't you want to feed the children?
  • Isn't it fair that everyone gets to have an education?
  • Isn't it fair that everyone gets to own a house?
  • There should be a limit to how much wealth an individual or a corporation accumulates so that no one is stolen from
  • Healthcare is a right
  • Women should have the freedom to choose what happens to their body
  • It's not a human baby until it comes out and breathes air.
  • Guns cause crime
  • We came from rocks
  • There is no God
  • Religion is a crutch
  • If there is a Hell, we're living in it right here
  • We need to change the Constitution because times have changed, so we need to modernize The Law
  • Children should be raised by the state because there are too many religious wackos out there
  • The state has an obligation to provide everything that The Constitution promises; "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Your Office Monkey Political Action Hero; What Does it Look Like?

I have a late model printer in my home office. It came with a scanner and a fax module that mostly doesn't get used. It just was included with the machine. Other than a couple of medical documents faxed occasionally, the fax module mostly just sets there. I know that it looks expensive, but it only cost $129 at
Office Monkey Political Action Hero
Fry's on sale last year.

So, why not use it to fight for your freedoms?

Every time Ms. Beutler's, Ms. Cantwell's, or Ms. Murray's offices in Washington D.C. receive a fax from me, their office staff reads the heading, scans the content, and marks in some computer database;

  • who faxed
  • what major issue I was addressing
  • and how I wanted them to vote.

In order to make these faxing sessions run quickly and smoothly, I created a group fax record in the machine's onboard database (if you have a late model All-In-One printer, yours probably can do the same thing too). HP provides a simple menu that walks me through the process; Faxing for Idiots as it were. Anyone can do this; even I did.

So, I see an opportunity to communicate my wishes to my elected officials in D.C. (weekly at the least), I type up a letter in Word and choose to send it to the fax instead of print it. It's almost like printing it, but not quite. Very simple.  I even start the process with CTL+P, like all other printing functions. If you wish, you can always print it out and just turn right around and fax it conventionally.

The whole thing takes me about 5 minutes, and the fax machine does all of the heavy lifting. I just write the short letter. I don't even wait for the machine to finish. I see no value in sitting here staring at a machine that just dials numbers and like the good little office monkey that it is, just sends the document to each fax machine.

I choose the pre programmed group dialing number (in my case it is 007. Yeah, I know. Just happened that way.) and move on to the next task in my work day, or go to dinner; whatever.

My office faxing monkey is virtually free to operate. I already have a telephone, the machine and 5 minutes a week to fax something. Why not do the easiest part? We already have done the hard part.

So, I have this Political Action Contact List.

Here's mine;

Jaime Herrera Beutler
3rd Congressional Dist

Vancouver Office

O.O. Howard House (Officers’ Row) 
750 Anderson Street, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: (360) 695-6292
Fax: (360) 695-6197

Washington, DC Office

1130 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3536
Fax: (202) 225-3478

To send email, go to this form;


Maria Cantwell
US Senator for Washington

Vancouver Office 1313 Officers Row

(360) 696-7838
Vancouver fax 360-696-7844

Washington, D.C. Office 311 Hart Senate Office Building

(202) 224-3441
DC fax 202-228-0514


Patty Murray
US Senator for Washington

Vancouver Office

The Marshall House
1323 Officer's Row
Vancouver, Washington 98661
Phone: (360) 696-7797
Fax: (360) 696-7798

Washington, D.C. Office

154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Toll Free: (866) 481-9186

Where's yours?