Category: Deaths


Rep. Henry Hyde, Champion for the Preborn, Finishes Well


Dr. Dobson says: ‘It is impossible to calculate how many millions of babies were spared because of his courageous work.’

Pro-life champion and former U.S. Congressman Henry Hyde died this
morning at 83. Though thousands are grieving Hyde’s death, he
will best be remembered for his vigilant fight for life.

“With the passing of Rep. Henry Hyde today, the pro-family
movement lost one of its most passionate defenders of human
life,” said Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of Focus on
the Family. “It is impossible to calculate how many millions of
babies were spared because of his courageous work in the House of

Early in his political career, which spanned four decades, Hyde
courageously introduced an amendment to prevent federal funding of
abortion. Congress adopted the measure, which became known as the Hyde
Amendment and continues to protect preborn babies.

He later led the battle to pass the ban on partial-birth abortion.
In addition, Hyde authored the Mexico City policy, which prohibits
federal money from being used to support abortions abroad.

Earlier this month, President Bush presented the Illinois Republican
with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his “good and
purposeful life.” He issued a statement today in honor of the
admirable public servant.

“This fine man believed in the power of freedom, and he was a
tireless champion of the weak and forgotten” he said. “He
used his talents to build a more hopeful America and promote a culture
of life.” 

Tom Minnery, senior vice president of government and public policy
for Focus on the Family Action, said people working in the pro-life
field could learn a lot from what Hyde did and how he did it.

“He was a compassionate, dedicated force to preserve innocent
life in the womb, and he did that in a way that built friendships
across that great gap of pro-life versus pro-abortion,” he said.
“Henry Hyde was one of those rare politicians who knew how to
build relationships at the same time as he created strong divisions on
important issues.

“I believe that there’s a big celebration in heaven and
that’s something that should, I hope, comfort his family in this
time of loss. But it is a loss. The family is right to grieve, but
right to be proud of what this man accomplished.”

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illegals.jpgFrom Michelle Malkin

Innocent black Americans are being harassed, driven out
of their neighborhoods, and targeted for murder.Why isn’t it on
the front page of every national newspaper? Why isn’t CNN doing
special documentaries? Why aren’t Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton
up in arms?

Because the perpetrators are illegal alien Latino gangs. Doesn’t fit the old white vs. black narrative.

Via the Los Angeles Times:

prosecutors today charged members of the Latino Florencia 13 street
gang with racially motivated crimes against African Americans,
including several attempted homicides.Authorities said the gang
specifically tried to eliminate rival African American gangs in South
L.A. and the Florence-Firestone area in an effort to
“cleanse” the neighborhood. In doing so, they mistakenly
harassed and attacked innocent African American residents, according to
the indictment.

More than 60 members and associates of the Florencia 13 street gang were charged with federal racketeering and drug charges.

“In their attempt to intimidate African Americans in the
community, they targeted innocent citizens,” U.S. Attorney Thomas
P. O’Brien said.

O’Brien said the arrests were the result of a nearly
three-year investigation into the gang that culminated in federal
indictments at the end of the summer.

The arrests come as both local and federal officials have launched a
crackdown on race-motivated gang crime across L.A. Authorities have
already filed charges against a different Latino gang in the Harbor
Gateway area accused of crimes against African Americans, including the
slaying of a teenage girl last year.

Flashback: La Shawn Barber, “Black and Hispanic ‘Hate’ in LA County

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Judge finds probable cause for counts citing illegal abortions

Posted: October 17, 2007
6:44 p.m. Eastern

© 2007

107-count criminal complaint has been filed against a Planned
Parenthood operation in Kansas, alleging its operators not only failed
to diagnose required conditions for late-term abortions but also
performed illegal abortions and provided false information about them.

“Yippie,” said Cheryl Sullenger, a spokeswoman for the nearby Wichita-based Operation Rescue. “This is what we’ve been saying all along, that
they’ve been breaking the law.”

complaint was filed by Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline,
who said in a prepared statement that he would not be commenting on the
case against the Olathe business.

But the statement noted that the counts against Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri were reviewed by Johnson County District Judge James Vano, who found probable cause on each count.

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