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Margaret of Castello, a new saint for the pro-life movement

Four hundred years after the Dominican was beatified, the unwanted woman abandoned by her parents will be canonized.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 8:58 pm EST
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April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – It was hardly a fast track, but 14th century St. Margaret of Castello – who was beatified in 1609 – was elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis on April 24 using a process called “equipollent canonization.”

The Arlington Catholic Herald explained exactly what that means:

“The decree is what the Vatican terms an ‘equipollent’ or equivalent canonization; when there is evidence of strong devotion among the faithful to a holy man or woman, the pope can waive a lengthy formal canonical investigation and can authorize the person's veneration as a saint.”

I’m not sure why the Vatican chose to do it this way, since her intercession is said to have prompted many miracles, but I’m very happy for St. Margaret of Castello, patron saint of the unwanted. For decades, we at Priests for Life have certainly promoted devotion to her and spread the story of her life everywhere.

That story is almost too hard to contemplate. Born around 1287 blind, lame and apparently with dwarfism, her socially prominent parents, who had wanted a boy, were horrified thinking word would get out that their baby was less than perfect. They spread the lie that she had died at birth.

They gave her to a servant who loved and cared for her, but the servant slipped up once and almost let guests at her parents’ castle catch a glimpse of Margaret. To ensure that never happened again, her father, filled with the arrogance that marks the culture of death, had a single-room cell built next to a church in the forest and walled her into it. An interior window allowed Margaret to hear Mass; another window on an exterior wall let servants pass food into the girl. 

The priest there discovered Margaret had a fine mind and loved God, so he spent time teaching her the faith. When her family fled from their home when she was a teenager, they took Margaret with them, only to lock her away in an underground vault near their new home. 

A year later, her parents brought her to a tomb in Castello where people were said to be receiving miraculous cures of various ailments. When Margaret was not healed, her parents just abandoned her there. Two beggars befriended her and ultimately Margaret’s life began to improve, although with many setbacks along the way. 

She died at the age of 33 on April 13, 1320, after having served for years in the habit of the Third Order of St. Dominic. It has been reported that the whole city attended her funeral – that was how well-known and beloved she had become – and that a crippled girl was healed during the Mass.

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St. Margaret’s life offers many profound lessons for those of us in pro-life. She disappointed her parents twice at her birth, by being female and for failing to be perfect. Today, both of those things can prompt parents to choose abortion. The world is missing millions of girls because of this preference for sons in so many cultures.

Also, she was unwanted by the very people who were supposed to love and care for her, in much the same way the unborn are unwanted by those who have envisioned a different timeline for their lives.

St. Margaret’s profound physical ailments teach a powerful lesson about how every life – no matter how compromised, no matter how “imperfect” – has value and every person has a contribution to make.

And the question that challenges us most deeply is: If we were there, and knew Margaret was locked up in that cell, would we have spoken up?

St. Margaret’s canonization comes at an interesting time in the U.S., as more states are passing laws to protect babies from abortion based on their sex, race, or disability. Prenatal testing now allows parents to know long before their baby is born if he or she will be everything they have dreamed of and planned for. Babies falling short of that ideal – like those with Down syndrome or dwarfism – are frequently aborted.  

I invite everyone who believes in the sanctity of every human life to join me in praying this prayer I wrote some years ago for Margaret of Castello, the newest saint for the pro-life movement.

Father,
Your care extends to every human person,
No matter what afflictions they suffer,
And you uphold the dignity of every human life,
Regardless of the false ways that the world may calculate its value.
You gave us St. Margaret of Castello as a sign and a challenge.
You permitted your glory to shine through her human weakness,
And called those around her to love her
Despite her physical limitations.
Forgive us when we fail to defend the least among us.
Through the intercession of St. Margaret,
Give us grace to speak up for the outcast
and to welcome those who are rejected.
When this brief life is over,
Grant that we who have welcomed all our brothers and sisters,
May be welcomed by you into the life that never ends.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Father Frank Pavone is the National Director of Priests for Life.


  abortion, canonization, catholic, dominicans, margaret of castello, pope francis, priests for life, unborn, unwanted

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Canadian pastor says province makes application to ‘lock the doors’ of his church

Ontario's Attorney General ordered the church to be found in civil contempt for holding a service in violation of the province's reopening act.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 8:07 pm EST
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AYLMER, Ontario, April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A Canadian pastor who has kept his Ontario church open contrary to draconian COVID-19 health rules says his province’s Attorney General asked a judge for an “urgent hearing” to “lock the doors” to his place of worship, as a result of a recent Sunday service. 

Pastor Henry Hildebrandt of the Church of God located in Aylmer, Ontario, announced the news in a YouTube message posted Wednesday. 

In his message, Hildebrandt went over a letter dated April 27 from Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey’s office to the Honourable Mr. Justice Bruce G. Thomas, Regional Senior Justice of the Southwest Region in Ontario. 

In the letter, Downey’s office asked the courts to close the Church of God doors because it has been violating the Ontario Reopening Act. 

“I have yesterday received instructions from the Attorney General to bring a motion seeking a finding of civil contempt in relation to events on Sunday, April 25, 2021. The Attorney General would then seek, at a subsequent sanctions hearing, fines and an order directing the sheriff to lock the doors of the Respondent church until no gathering size limits apply to the church under the Reopening Ontario Act,” reads a portion of the letter to Justice Thomas from Downey’s office. 

“The Attorney General also seeks in the contempt proceeding an interim interlocutory order directing the sheriff to lock the doors of the Respondent church until the determination of any sanctions on any finding of contempt. If this court is unable to schedule a hearing of the contempt motion this week, I respectfully request a hearing of one hour before this Sunday to hear the above motion for interim relief.”

The letter was also copied to Hildebrandt’s lawyers at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), who are working the case. 

Independent MP Derek Sloan and Independent Ontario MPP Randy Hillier both attended the Sunday, April 25, service at the Church of God and spoke briefly from the pulpit. The pair have been charged by Aylmer Police for attending the service. 

Sloan also posted a link to the letter from Ontario's Attorney General to Justice Thomas on Twitter Wednesday. 

“Ontario's Attorney General is looking to seize and bar entrance to Aylmer's Church of God, just as Alberta did to GraceLife Church. This isn't about your health, it's about enforcing compliance to tyrannical, Charter-violating government overreach. #cdnpoli #LiftTheLockdowns,” wrote Sloan. 

In his YouTube video message regarding the Attorney General letter, Hildebrandt said the province is looking to lock his church doors and fine the church $50,000, and fine him and two other pastors $10,000 each. 

“Isn't that something in Canada, in a free country and a Christian country so called the attorney general gets involved when we have a Sunday morning service at our own private property, they are getting involved,” said Hildebrandt.

“I hate what they're doing because it's wrong against God, wrong against the Canadian Bill of Rights, wrong against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Wrong, wrong, wrong, just plain wrong. And the more you oppress us, the more we will flourish. And now they're talking about locking our doors. You're talking about locking the doors of where your freedom came from. Wake up people, wake our people. Where are you going to go with this? Where are you going to go with this? It's a dangerous game. We're playing a dangerous game.”

Hildebrandt said it is only through “the grace of God” that he can fight for his churches right to stay open with the help of others. 

“I'm not doing this on my own, I would much rather in my flesh not pick this fight. I have no choice. I don't want to sit behind a camera. I don't want to deal with this. It’s hard on my flesh, but I've got to do it. We've got to do it,” said Hildebrandt.

“Stand up, people. Let's stand up against these tyrants, let's stand up against these tyrants. It doesn't fit with Canada having a church fenced over there, having the church doors locked over here. Let's not go that route.” 

At the Sunday, April 25 service, Hildebrandt said he was “very ashamed of many, many pastors in this land,” for being “noodlebacks” in going along with COVID-19 restrictions limiting church size. 

Ontario Premier Doug Ford on April 16 introduced extended “stay at home orders” that placed a 10-person limit on church service attendance size, closed playgrounds, implemented provincial border checks, and gave police the power to stop anyone outside his or her home without cause.

After public backlash, the Ford government walked back some of its coronavirus rules less than a day later. Playgrounds were allowed to stay open, and police had to have “reason to suspect that you are participating in an organized public event or social gathering” in order to question people. 


  aylmer church of god, covid-19, derek sloan, doug ford, henry hildebrandt, ontario reopening act, randy hillier

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West Virginia governor signs bill banning males from women’s and girls’ sports

Gov. Jim Justice said fairness to female athletes outweighed boycott threats from the NCAA and major corporations.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 7:35 pm EST
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April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Republican Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia signed a bill on Wednesday banning males, including those with gender confusion, from competing in women’s and girls’ sports.

The legislation, HB 3293, mandates that all sports teams sponsored by West Virginia public schools or higher education institutions be “expressly designated” based on biological sex. 

“Classification of teams according to biological sex is necessary to promote equal athletic opportunities for the female sex,” HB 3293 states, adding that “biological males and biological females are not in fact similarly situated” in competitive sports. 

“Biological males would displace females to a substantial extent if permitted to compete on teams designated for biological females,” it reads. The bill explicitly rejects athletic designations based on “gender identity,” saying they “serve no legitimate relationship to the State of West Virginia’s interest in promoting equal athletic opportunities for the female sex.” 

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Gov. Justice had said that he was “100 percent for the bill” and would “proudly” sign it, regardless of threats of retaliation by the NCAA against states considering bills to protect biological athletic standards. Major corporations such as Coors, IKEA, Instacart, Hilton, Lyft, Uber, and Pepsi likewise have pressured lawmakers to drop the legislation.   

“It concerns me that we may miss out on a really important sporting event or something like that that could come to West Virginia,” Justice said upon signing HB 3293. “However, I think the benefits of it way outweigh the bad part of it.” 

Bills banning gender-confused males in girls' athletics have been enacted this year by five other states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Montana state house approved similar legislation, which has yet to be signed into law. 

The wave of bills comes amid reports of gender-confused males jeopardizing female athletes’ safety and repeatedly depriving them of athletic opportunities. Studies have shown that male athletes retain substantial speed advantages, greater strength, muscle mass, and other competitive benefits even after using cross-sex hormones for more than 12 months. 

The NCAA currently allows “transitioning” males to compete against females after using hormones for one year. 

The state bills also come in the wake of an executive order by the Biden White House, signed on Inauguration Day, that appears to criminalize sex-based sports teams for children.

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Biden touts massive spending plans, social programs, systemic racism narrative in first address to Congress

The LGBT 'Equality' Act, gun control, immigration, and voting were included in a speech to what he called 'a nation in crisis.'
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 6:03 pm EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, touting the benefits of federal spending while claiming Trump supporters perpetrated an attack on democracy and alleging America continues to be plagued by “systemic racism.”

“As I stand here tonight — just one day shy of the 100th day of my administration, 100 days since I took the oath of office, lifted my hand off our family Bible, and inherited a nation in crisis,” Biden declared early in the speech. “The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”

He went on to celebrate the proliferation of COVID-19 vaccinations, taking credit for a program instituted by his predecessor Donald Trump, and claiming the March passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill (less than 9 percent of which actually went to public health) got America “ready for takeoff.”

Biden called on Congress to support his so-called “American Jobs Plan,” a $2.3 trillion package covering everything from infrastructure projects to “diversifying” neighborhoods to left-wing priorities on climate change and right-to-work laws, as well as his $1.8 trillion proposal to federally subsidize child care and incentivize stay-at-home mothers to rejoin the workforce. 

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All of this, he claimed, would be paid for by raising taxes on “corporate America and the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans” without affecting those who make less than $400,000 a year, though such taxes historically translate to the lower and middle class paying higher prices for goods and services, as well as reduced job creation.

Later in the speech, Biden called on Congress to pass the so-called LGBT “Equality” Act, enact new gun control measures, support amnesty for illegal immigrants, and send to his desk the so-called “For the People” Act, which would make vote fraud dramatically easier while severely limiting states’ ability to enact basic election security measures such as requiring photo ID. He also took the opportunity to promote the narrative of “systemic racism.”

“After the conviction of George Floyd’s murderer, we can see how right she was – if we have the courage to act,” Biden said, framing the case as an example of the “knee of injustice on the neck of Black America.” While former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder for Floyd’s death, Minnesota far-left Democrat Attorney General Keith Ellison recently admitted authorities had no evidence that race was a motivating factor in Chauvin’s actions. 

“My fellow Americans, we have to come together. To rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve. To root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system,” Biden declared. “We have a giant opportunity to bend to the arc of the moral universe toward justice. Real justice. And with the plans I outlined tonight, we have a real chance to root out systemic racism that plagues American life in many other ways.”

South Carolina Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, who is controversial among some conservatives for partially siding with Democrats on race and law enforcement issues, delivered the official Republican response to Biden’s speech, during which he hit the president for “abandoning principles he held for decades. Now, he says your tax dollars should fund abortions. He’s laying groundwork to pack the Supreme Court! This is not common ground.”

“Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country,” Scott said. “It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”


  covid-19, democrats, joe biden, race, spending, systemic racism, taxes, tim scott

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Vatican invested in abortifacient morning-after-pill company for decades, investigation finds

An Italian news outlet uncovered that the Vatican held shares 'for a value of about 20 million euros' in Swiss pharmaceutical companies that produced the morning-after pill.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 5:24 pm EST
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ROME, April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The Holy See’s investment management and real estate office (APSA) invested for 20 years in pharmaceutical companies that produced the abortifacient morning-after pill, an investigation by an Italian news outlet found.

Libero Milone, who served as the first auditor general of the Vatican Curia from 2015 to 2017, told Italian broadcaster Rai 3 in an April 26 interview (read transcript of interview here in Italian) that APSA had made investments that “did not correspond to the social doctrine of the Church.”

Rai 3 discovered in its investigation that involved numerous Vatican players that APSA held shares “for a value of about 20 million euros” in two Swiss pharmaceutical companies, Novartis and Roche, that produced the morning-after pill.

Milone said that his office alerted superiors at the Vatican to the “risky” character of the investments and the Novartis shares were sold in 2016.

So-called emergency contraception, also known as Plan B, contains hormones that prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and preventing the union of sperm and egg if an egg is released. As a final resort, if fertilization does occur, “Plan B may prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Catholic Church teaches that human life “must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception,” that is, the moment of fertilization. The Church calls abortion, that is the killing of new life in the womb at any stage of development, a “moral evil” that is “gravely contrary to the moral law.”

Milone, who was appointed by Pope Francis to his position of auditor general, was forced to resign in 2017 — along with his deputy Ferruccio Pannicco — after Cardinal Angelo Becciu, then “sostituto” of the Secretariat of State, accused them of spying on him.

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The Vatican has been rocked in recent years by a number of financial scandals, including but not limited to its involvement in  financing “Rocketman,” the pro-homosexual biographical musical film based on the life of Sir Elton John, its involvement in the messy London real estate deal, and its misuse of “Peter’s Pence.”

News of the investment comes at the same time as news of Pope Francis signing a new anti-corruption law for the Vatican that, among other things, prohibits employees from using tax havens that invest in companies that go against Church teaching.


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US bishops to face problem of pro-abortion Biden receiving Holy Communion in June meeting

The USCCB's doctrinal committee is already examining a document on 'eucharistic coherence.'
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 4:46 pm EST
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UNITED STATES, April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The U.S. bishops will decide at their upcoming meeting in June what they’re going to do about the problem of having a Catholic president who receives Holy Communion while championing positions on life, marriage, and the family that are explicitly contrary to Catholic moral teaching.

A doctrinal committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is now examining a document on “eucharistic coherence” that aims at clarifying the Church’s stance when it comes to dealing with Catholic politicians who champion abortion while receiving Holy Communion.

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said that such a stance by a public figure is a “grave moral evil” that must be addressed.

“Because President Biden is Catholic, it presents a unique problem for us,” Naumann told the Associated Press (AP) in an April 28 report. “It can create confusion … How can he say he’s a devout Catholic and he’s doing these things that are contrary to the church’s teaching?”

Naumann said that if the document on eucharistic coherence is approved in June, it would make clear the USCCB’s position on pro-abortion politicians presenting themselves for Communion.

While the committee has not released details about the document, Naumann confirmed with the AP that the matter will be discussed at the USCCB’s June meeting. The “bishops will vote on whether the committee should continue working on the document so it could be publicly released later,” reported the AP about the upcoming meeting.

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Earlier this month, Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote a hard-hitting piece explaining why pro-abortion politicians who say they are Catholic — without mentioning President Biden by name — cannot receive Holy Communion according to Church teaching. Aquila joined the company of several high-ranking Catholic shepherds, such as Cardinal Raymond Burke, the above-mentioned Archbishop Naumann, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, in making the case that pro-abortion politicians such as Biden must be denied Communion to safeguard the sacrament, to avoid scandal, and to call the sinner to repentance.

The Catholic Church teaches (Code of Canon Law, can. 915) that Catholics who are “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.” According to a 2004 memo issued to the U.S. bishops by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith who is now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a Catholic politician who is “consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws” manifests “formal cooperation” with grave sin and must be “denied” the Eucharist.

There are a number of so-called progressive bishops, however, who have characterized the effort to deny pro-abortion politicians Holy Communion as misguided, some of them going as far as saying that, despite Church teaching, they would give Biden Holy Communion. Among these bishops are Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky, and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego.

The AP reported that Bishop Stowe predicts that the “eucharistic coherence” document will, in the words of the AP report, “win overwhelming approval” and receive the necessary two-thirds majority vote for the document to be finalized.

The bishops’ upcoming meeting and expected topic of discussion regarding Biden and Communion is generating mainstream media attention. Not all of it is favorable to the bishops. The Washington Post suggested in a tweet about its report on the matter that a “rising group of right-wing U.S. Catholic bishops is colliding with a very Catholic president who supports abortion rights.”

Mary Margaret Olohan, a Catholic who is a Social Issues Reporter for the Daily Caller, took the Washington Post to task on Twitter for what she said was its “incredibly ignorant framing” of the issue.

“For reference, @washingtonpost, the Catholic Church teaches that abortion is ‘a crime against human life,’ ‘constitutes a grave offense’ and that a person who obtains an abortion is automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church,” she tweeted.

“The problem is, WaPo doesn’t actually care about what the Catholic Church teaches. WaPo cares how they can weaponize the Catholic faith,” she added.

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone told the AP that he hopes that a statement from the USCCB to pro-abortion politicians will “move them in their conscience” to do the right thing.

“They need to understand the scandal that is caused when they say they are faithfully Catholic and yet oppose the church on such a basic concept,” he said.


  canon 915, catholic, eucharistic coherence, holy communion, joe biden, joseph naumann, pro-abortion catholic politicians, usccb

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Help this Catholic school board member keep LGBT agenda out of education

Michael Del Grande has been fighting for years on behalf of faithful Catholics to maintain adherence to doctrine in the school system.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 4:32 pm EST
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April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A Canadian father who has stood up for the teachings of the Church needs help defending himself from attacks by LGBT radicals. Please assist Michael Del Grande's legal fund by making your secure donation through this LifeFunder page.

Michael Del Grande is a trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board. He has been fighting for years to maintain adherence to the Church’s traditional doctrines in the education system. He recently sat down with John-Henry Westen to talk about his efforts.

However, pro-LGBT forces have bullied and lobbied the school board to have him fired. The school board found him “guilty” of violating their code of conduct, even though he was fulfilling his oath to uphold the teachings of the Magisterium. 

The Canadian Catholic education system is being quickly destroyed by anti-family ideologies and LGBT activists and their allies. Click on the following links to read more of LifeSite's continuing coverage on Michael Del Grande and the Toronto Catholic School Board.

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Judith Reisman, adversary of the porn industry, died 10 days after getting COVID vaccine

Mary McAlister, a member of the Reisman Institute’s board of directors, confirmed that Reisman ‘had her second dose of one of the COVID-19 vaccines about 10 days before she died.’
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 4:29 pm EST
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LYNCHBURG, Virginia, April 28, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Following the death of the great conservative warrior Dr. Judith Reisman, who is best known for exposing “sex researcher” Alfred Kinsey as a “predatory fraud,” it has come to light that while being an active and healthy working 85-year-old, Reisman had received the second dose of an experimental COVID-19 gene-therapy vaccine just 10 days prior to her death.

According to a statement on the Reisman Institute website, the deceased author and professor “stepped into eternity on April 8, 2021 while doing what she loved: Working to protect children from sexualization and sexual exploitation brought about by the ‘Sexual Revolution’ and its patriarch, Alfred Kinsey. Just moments after speaking with a student about research for her next book and sending an email seeking a grant for continuing her work, Dr. Reisman was escorted into heaven.”

Posting a moving tribute to Reisman, authored by her husband Austin Ruse, Cathy Cleaver Ruse commented on social media, “We miss her already! Judith was healthy and still working. I am told she died 10 days after her second Covid vaccine shot.”

Mary McAlister, a senior litigation attorney for Child & Parental Rights Campaign and a member of the Reisman Institute’s board of directors, confirmed to LifeSiteNews that Reisman “had her second dose of one of the [mRNA] COVID-19 vaccines about 10 days before she died.”

Reisman’s “cause of death is listed as a stroke,” McAlister said. “She’d had a stroke about 8 years ago and recovered, but had some continuing underlying issues.”

Despite these vulnerabilities, however, a separate source close to Reisman who wished to remain anonymous stated that she “was healthy [and] she did not want to get the injection.”

Notwithstanding the curious timing and suddenness of her passing, McAlister pointed out that “in light of [Reisman] having had a [previous] stroke, being almost 86 and having other underlying issues it is impossible to say that the stroke was caused by the vaccine versus other factors.”

While this may certainly be the case, especially in the absence of an autopsy, the concern that the experimental mRNA gene-therapy vaccines [produced by Pfizer and Moderna] have the potential for causing blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks is not new.

Indeed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drew up a document last fall listing the possible side-effects from an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, including strokes along with encephalitis, auto-immune disease, birth defects, Kawasaki disease, and death.

Prior to emergency use authorization (EUA) being granted for the use of these agents, a pediatric rheumatologist warned the FDA last December that these experimental vaccines “have the potential to cause microvascular injury to the brain, heart, liver and kidneys in a way that does not currently appear to be assessed in safety trials of these potential drugs.”

Unfortunately, these concerns were not acknowledged, and the FDA issued its first EUA for the Pfizer experimental vaccine soon after.

Since these biological agents have been in use, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reveals 86,080 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines, including 3,186 deaths and 10,152 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and April 16, 2021.

A quick search on the VAERS system for strokes associated with COVID-19 vaccines through April 16, 2021, solicits 867 reports, with 109 involving death and 10 of these occurring between 10 and 14 days of the injections.

It remains a concern that these figures are just “the tip of the iceberg,” as a “2010 Harvard-executed study commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed that reported vaccine injuries to VAERS represent an estimated 1% of actual injuries.”

Also of relevance is the fact that in response to only 40 sudden deaths and several hundred reports of Guillian Barre syndrome, the U.S. government suspended its swine flu vaccine campaign after just ten weeks in 1976. There appears to be no consideration for such a move now in regard to these current experimental agents, despite a death toll at least 79 times higher.

And with regards to demanding others take on the risk of these injections, former Pfizer vice president and Chief Science Officer Dr. Michael Yeadon recently clarified that there is no reason to do so.

“If you were a vulnerable person and have been vaccinated, you’re protected. You don’t need to know others’ immune status. Note, even if they’ve been vaccinated, that doesn’t guarantee they can’t carry a single virus particle and donate it to you. So it doesn’t help you or make you safer to know everyone else has been vaccinated,” he wrote.

Further, the menacing government and media drive to essentially coerce people toward summitting to these experimental gene-therapy vaccines remains an international crime as stipulated in the Nuremburg Code of 1947. And most nations have laws on the books that actualize these same principles which remain binding.

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Despite her sudden death, Judith Reisman provided tremendous service to the protection of children in this world and travelled a great distance along the way. Starting her life as a communist from a close Jewish family, she fought the “sexual Left” with great tenacity, and as confirmed by our anonymous source, “she became a believer in Jesus as the Messiah.”

In the words of Jonathon Van Maren, Reisman “leaves behind a world far worse than it was when she began the fight, and far better because she fought it.”

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West Virginia to give $100 savings bonds to residents under 35 who get vaccine

Gov. Jim Justice (R) explained that he wants to see the percentage of vaccinated residents grow dramatically, and that young citizens are holding the state back from achieving that goal.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 4:10 pm EST
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CHARLESTON, West Virginia, April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) has promised 16-to-35-year-olds “a $100 savings bond to every single one that steps up and takes the vaccine” in an effort to encourage widespread uptake of the jab among the young.

During a Monday press briefing alongside West Virginia’s health officials, Justice announced that the state has now vaccinated a little over 52 percent of its vaccine-eligible population (16 years of age and older), accounting for roughly 767,000 people, mostly middle-aged and above.

Justice explained that he wants to see the percentage of vaccinated residents grow dramatically, and that young citizens are holding the state back from achieving that goal: “One of the things we know that is happening right now, we know for sure that kids — 16 all the way up to 35 years of age — are having a real transmission issue with this disease.”

“Our kids today don’t really probably realize just how important they are in shutting this thing down … we’ve got to do something about this,” he said.

Recognizing the difficulty to “get kids across the finish line with this,” Justice suggested implementing a $100 savings bond incentive for 35-year-olds and under who take one of the experimental coronavirus vaccines available under the Food and Drug Administration’s “emergency use authorization” protocol.

The initiative is to be funded by the money received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in March 2020 and signed into law by then-President Donald Trump. “We have these dollars available,” Justice said.

The governor issued a warning to West Virginians, saying that “if we continue on the path of 52 [percent vaccinated] then at some point in time we’ll get to 53 or 54; then it will be tougher, and we’ll get to 55 or 56. What’s going to happen then is, every other day, [a health official] is going to be reading names,” alluding to lists of deaths being recorded through lack of vaccinating against COVID-19. “There’s no way around it,” he added.

Justice expressed his fear that as much as 40 percent of his state will decide that “‘we don’t want to take the shot. We just aren’t going to do it.’ And if that be the case, we’ve got 588,000 [people] that are sitting on the side-lines, they’re not taking the shot.”

“So, we are going to be faced with wearing these masks that nobody likes for a long, long, long time,” threatened Justice, before saying that “we’ve got to do something about this,” working the latter phrase into something of a refrain throughout his speech.

Though the billionaire statesman lamented young people in West Virginia not receiving vaccines “as fast as we’d like them to take them,” he did suggest that there are “lots and lots of ways to get there.”

“I’m trying to come up with a way that’s truly going to motivate them — and us — to get over the hump,” Justice added.

“I truly believe that the good ideas that I come up with are coming from the good Lord as I’ve said many times — and I’ll take credit for the bad ones — but I do believe this is a good one.”

Justice claimed to rely upon the current guidance of “all of our health experts,” who advised him that “if we can get to 70 [percent vaccinated] right here, we’ll shut this thing down.”

On account of this advice, the governor estimated that if 80 percent of 16-to-35-year-olds “step up” to take the vaccine, then 275,000 more people will have taken the jab on top of the 767,000 already vaccinated, bringing the total vaccinated population figure to 71 percent in West Virginia.

“If we do that … If we stop it dead in its tracks these masks go away, the hospitalizations go away, the death toll and the body bags start to absolutely become minimal,” Justice promised. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest guidelines for vaccinated individuals, however, contradict Justice’s understanding, advising such people to still wear face masks in all indoor venues.

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In addition to doling out a financial prize to those who come forward for a vaccine following Justice’s announcement, the governor has pledged to provide the gift retrospectively to those under 35 who received the vaccine before learning of the incentive.

Emboldening his efforts to convince as many people as possible to receive a COVID jab, Justice followed President Joe Biden’s lead, describing the act of vaccinating, as well as keeping U.S. savings bonds, as “patriotic,” even suggesting that young Americans “can always do with an extra dose of patriotism … a real dose of patriotism from the standpoint of a savings bond.”

Additional measures to assist vaccine uptake include paying pharmacies to open later and using social media, “whether its TikTok or Instagram or Snapchat … to be able to target our younger folks.”

Justice, previously a Democrat during the 2016 gubernatorial election cycle, attempted to quell any fears people may have about the numerous reports of side effects emerging after taking one of the available coronavirus vaccines, explaining that “our medical experts are going to tell you over and over … just how safe these vaccines are. They are safe beyond belief; they are safe in every way beyond absolute belief.”

According to Justice, there is little reason for anyone to be concerned about the jabs. “Think about the downside of the vaccination: it’s next to nothing,” he said, downplaying the growing log of debilitating ailments and deaths.

Data recorded in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), on the other hand, paints a rather more grim picture, with a total of 86,080 adverse events reported to the system until April 16, including 3,186 deaths and 9,405 serious injuries.

Despite this, Justice did not relent, offering young West Virginians “a certificate that is a savings bond that is your part of stepping up, a certificate that is telling you how much you mean to West Virginia, how much you mean to your grandparents and your parents, and all those you are intermingling with in transmitting something that you may not even know that you got.”


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WATCH: Legislator seeks to prevent Maryland from forcing COVID vaccines on college students

At the core of this lies the question: ‘Do you actually respect the individual in the image of God or do you believe that the state is God?’
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 3:36 pm EST
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FREDERICK, Maryland, April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A conservative Maryland legislator is pushing back on his state attorney general’s effort to force college students to take the experimental COVID-19 injections as a prerequisite to attending school in the fall. The issue of “informed, written, voluntary, and full knowledge consent is something that we Americans hold dear,” and yet this is exactly what forces within the Maryland government risk discarding, Dan Cox explained to LifeSite’s Jim Hale.

Maryland Del. Dan Cox (R), a young attorney with nine children and a rising star in Annapolis, is ringing the alarm about the state government overstepping its bounds and unconstitutionally seizing control of the bodies of its young people against their will.

In an extraordinary 4-page letter sent to members of the Maryland House and Senate, as well as to the University of Maryland Board of Regents, Cox expressed his opposition to mandatory vaccination of students and employees in exchange for education and jobs.

Cox spelled out how the attorney general attempting to mandate vaccinations for students goes against U.S. case history and that “undisclosed or forced human science experiments” go against “the eternal and universal principles of human rights upheld in our Constitution and in nearly every declaration of human rights in civilization.

“If we start with forcing college students to take an experimental vaccine in order to obtain their college degree, it will not end,” Cox predicted in his conversation with LifeSiteNews, noting that the Biden Administration is already informing contractors that they should start forcing their employees to take the vaccine in order for their companies to be able to continue to do business with the government.

Cox pointed out that the United States has fought World Wars over this same sort of encroachment on personal freedom and violent disregard for human life and dignity.

“We have to hold the line here” in Maryland, said Cox, because the government should not have the power to force people, against their will, to do what they believe is wrong: “No state, no person, should be able to force you to do that.”

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Del. Cox shared with LifeSiteNews an email he had received from a longtime nurse who has watched severe vaccine injuries and deaths spike from zero to unheard of numbers:

Within the past 3 ½ months, as a result of COVID-19 vaccinations … I have witnessed many patients who have ended up in local ERs, admitted to hospitals and even 4 who have died following vaccination. Vaccination related injuries I have personally observed include: Radical changes in blood values (example: complete loss of white blood cells), internal hemorrhage, heart attacks, respiratory failure, organ injuries (example: kidney and gallbladder), changes in level of consciousness, new onset diabetes, fainting, seizures, dizziness, numbness in extremities, shingles, loss of memory and severe headaches. …

As a nurse, I believe one of the most unethical issues in the COVID vaccination scenario is the lack of meaningful informed consent. Healthcare providers are not talking to patients about the injury risks, manufacturer history, the risks of pathogenic priming, and disease associated risk factors.

International corporations manipulating American law and freedom

“This is not about the health and safety of college students or their family members,” said Cox. “This is about an experimental drug being used to create a necessity for purchasing.”

“We’re at a point now where we see massive international corporations trying to manipulate American law — our freedom — to force individuals into an experimental regimen that is contrary to our history, contrary to Western civilization,” said Cox.

“We need to stand up against it,” he declared. “We don’t have to submit to this. We are made in the image of God. We’re not the same as animals, so we should not be used as animals in experiments.”

Cox explained that statists, particularly members of the political far-left, seek to interpose state rule “into our daily affairs, into our families, into our churches, and yes, into our bodies.”

He cited Parham v. J.R., a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that dealt with the importance of upholding parental medical decision-making authority: “The statist notion that governmental power should supersede parental authority in all cases because some parents abuse and neglect children is repugnant to the American tradition.”

Why government statists hate religion and families

“There is a direct state attack on religion in America,” said Cox. “The reason is because the religious and the families who believe in God are the core block that are willing to question [government] overreach.”

“They do it with grace, and they do it with truth, and that scares statists who want to simply control people because of the volume of money that they’re dealing with. We’re talking about billions, even trillions, of dollars worth of deals worldwide,” he said.

“But at the core of this lies the question: ‘Do you actually respect the individual in the image of God, or do you believe that the state is God?”

Enough is enough: No “new normal”

In his letter, Del. Cox asks:

So, where does this leave the State police power? Nowhere. There is not a single strict scrutiny basis that exists or could be used by the state to advance what the Attorney General is rumored to have erroneously found as “reasonable” to force-vaccinate anyone in Maryland, more less the students of universities and colleges.

“Religious freedom is sacred,” Cox told LifeSite, noting that “Maryland was founded as a religious freedom colony, and that’s why we have the memory of that in the cross on our state flag.”

“Enough is enough. We are not simply going to pretend that these regulations and burdens on our freedom are normal or that they are some kind of a ‘new normal.’ No.” said Cox. “We’re going to be Americans. We’re going to be free. We’re not going to muzzle our faces for the rest of our lives. We’re going to stand up, we’re going to go to church on Sunday with our kids.”

Maryland State Del. Dan Cox’s letter opposing compulsory vaccination for college students:

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FBI raids home, office of Rudy Giuliani, take computers and phones with attorney-client info

The feds are reportedly trying to find whether the former New York mayor had dealings with Ukraine on behalf of the Trump administration.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 3:24 pm EST
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NEW YORK, April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The FBI confiscated computers and cell phones from the office and apartment of Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday. The move was ostensibly part of a criminal investigation into the former New York mayor and Trump attorney’s dealings in Ukraine, but conservatives suspect it may have more to do with Giuliani’s role in exposing scandals involving the current president, Joe Biden.

The New York Times reported that federal investigators are supposedly looking into whether Giuliani illegally lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials, specifically evidence of communications with the country’s former president Petro Poroshenko and two former prosecutors who had helped him gather information about the Biden family’s own dealings in the Ukraine. During the last months of the 2020 campaign, Giuliani played a major role in disseminating information about the Bidens’ financial gains from meetings with foreign nationals.

Agents also carried out a search warrant at the Washington home of attorney Victoria Toensing, who also worked on the Biden investigation, for her cellphone. A spokesman for Toensing’s law firm said she is not a target of the investigation.

“The execution of search warrants is an extraordinary action for prosecutors to take against a lawyer, let alone a lawyer for a former president,” acknowledged Times reporters William Rashbaum, Ben Protess, Maggie Haberman, and Kenneth Vogel.

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Giuliani’s own attorney, Robert Costello, responded to the news with a statement accusing the Biden Justice Department of corruption and double standards.

“The search warrants involve only one indication of an alleged incident of failure to register as a foreign agent. Mayor Giuliani has not only denied this allegation, but offered twice in the past two years through his attorney Bob Costello to demonstrate that it is entirely untrue,” the statement read. “Twice the offer was rejected by the SDNY by stating that while they were willing to listen to anything Mr. Costello had to say, they would not tell Mr. Giuliani or Mr. Costello, the subject matter they wanted him to address.

“This contrasts with multiple proven incidences of failure to file as a foreign agent contained on the Biden hard drive which the FBI and the Department of Justice has ignored,” Costello continued. “You have not seen the home of Hunter Biden raided by the FBI with search warrants. This behavior of the justice department, enabled by a compliant media, running roughshod over the constitutional rights of anyone involved in, or legally defending, former President Donald J. Trump is becoming the rule, rather than the exception.”

Costello further noted that the seized devices are “replete with the material covered by the attorney-client privilege and other constitutional privileges,” and that the “FBI left behind the only electronics that contain evidence of crimes, the Hunter Biden hard drives.”

“Remember the newspaper reports that explained that twice before, the SDNY went to Main Justice to seek permission to obtain a search warrant for Mr. Giuliani’s electronic devices and twice before the request was rejected,” Costello added. “What changed? A new administration – a new Attorney General. Were they ever informed of Mr. Costello’s offer? Was the judge who signed the search warrant ever informed of Mr. Costello’s offer? We think not.”

Ukraine became a major subject in U.S. politics when Trump requested that the country’s president help investigate foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election, as well as Biden’s role in the ouster of a prosecutor who had been investigating his son’s business dealings in the country. The propriety of that request was the subject of the first failed attempt to impeach Trump.


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Trudeau: ‘Certificates of vaccination’ to be ‘expected’ for travel

Freedom rights groups are blasting the idea of so-called “vaccine passports” as bad news for Canadians’ freedoms.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 2:35 pm EST
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April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government is “right now” working on “certificates of vaccination” for travel with its allies, saying they are to be “expected.”

“Obviously, as was the case pre-pandemic, certificates of vaccination are a part of international travel to certain regions and are naturally to be expected when it comes to this pandemic and the coronavirus,” said Trudeau at a news conference (at roughly 43 minutes) held this past Tuesday.

“How we actually roll that out in alignment with partners and allies around the world is something that we’re working on right now to coordinate. I can assure you that our decisions will be based on science and the fact that those discussions are ongoing right now means that we will be aligned with our partners around the world.”

Freedom rights groups are blasting the idea of so-called “vaccine passports” as bad news for Canadians’ freedoms.

Jay Cameron, a lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), told LifeSiteNews that any introduction of a “vaccine passport” in Canada would violate one’s rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

“Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadians have a fundamental right to make decisions regarding their own bodies. The Charter also protects the fundamental freedoms of conscience and religion, and a Charter right to enter and leave their own country freely. COVID vaccine passports would violate all of these Charter protections,” said Cameron.

Trudeau said his government is looking “very carefully at this issue” and will “continue to plan for how we reopen the economy, how we reopen our borders, how we get back to normal, which is something that all Canadians want to do.”

Trudeau’s latest remarks are perhaps the clearest yet that his government is seriously considering implementing some form of a “vaccine passport” for Canadians.

Only a tyrannical government would attempt to make travel contingent on receiving an experimental COVID vaccine”

Cameron told LifeSiteNews that limiting travel based solely on one receiving a “rushed into production” COVID “vaccine” is concerning given possible injection side-effects.

“COVID vaccines were rushed into production and are experimental. Given that the long-term side effects are unknown, and that there are growing reports of injury and deaths linked to the shots, including blood clots, neurological damage, stroke, heart attacks, and paralysis, and given that many countries have paused or ceased using certain COVID vaccines as a result, only a tyrannical government would attempt to make travel contingent on receiving an experimental COVID vaccine,” said Cameron.

“Further, it must not be forgotten that the government’s own data and statistics tell us that COVID is not the unusually deadly killer that it was made out to be in March 2020, when people were worried about this being like the Spanish Flu of 1918.”

To date, Health Canada has authorized four COVID-19 injections for adults, all with connections to abortion. All of them are possibly cause of severe side-effects such as blood clots, severe rashes, miscarriages, or even heart attacks in young healthy men.

In Canada, vaccines are not mandatory at the federal level, as each province is responsible for their healthcare delivery. At the provincial level, some provinces — such as Ontario and New Brunswick — have made certain vaccines mandatory via legislation, with a few exceptions, for children to attend public schools. 

The idea of a so called “vaccine passport” has been blasted by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA). The group said it has “flashed red and yellow lights at any effort by a Canadian government to mandate public disclosure of private health care information.”

“Allowing private entities to collect and use personal health information about us is invasive. Tying the ability to participate in public life with a ubiquitous or persistent form of surveillance (“show us proof you have made a socially acceptable choice about your health”) is a diminishment of the level of freedom we expect in a democracy,” wrote the CCLA.

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Ted Kuntz, president of Vaccine Choice Canada (VCC), a not-for-profit society founded by families who have suffered from vaccine adverse reactions or injuries, told LifeSiteNews earlier in the year there is no “Medical Justification” for “immunity passports” in Canada.

“Firstly, there is no medical justification for implementing ‘vaccine immunity passports.’ To do so fails to recognize the limitations of vaccine induced immunity, and the COVID vaccines in particular. The assumption Trudeau makes is that vaccination equalizes immunization. This is not the case,” said Kuntz.

Dr. Kulvinder Gill, who practices in Ontario and has been a vocal opponent to both lockdowns and COVID vaccines, also voiced her opposition to the idea of “vaccine passports.”

“Vaccine passports are imposed coercion/restrictions on a medical intervention that not only violate UN Univ Declaration of Human Rights & Cdn Charter — but violate very CORE of medical ethics: informed voluntary consent, Declaration of Geneva, Nuremberg Code,” tweeted Gill.

Gill was recently warned by her local physicians’ college that her viewpoints are “irresponsible behaviour” spreading “misleading information” about the virus.

Internationally, European Commission (EC) president Ursula von der Leyen recently said that those coming into the EU from the U.S., would need to prove they have had a vaccine before being allowed to enter.


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Former Pfizer VP: Vax passports may lead to ‘totalitarian control’ of ‘entire population forever’

Yeadon warns: The systems being put in place could progressively expand to control access to sporting facilities, museums, shopping malls, supermarkets, public transport, and even shut down one’s ability to make a financial transaction.
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April 29, 2021 (America’s Frontline Doctors) — Former Pfizer Vice President and Chief Science Officer Dr. Michael Yeadon has issued a dire warning to the world regarding vaccination programs and related political measures, arguing that it is likely designed to bring about “utterly totalitarian control of the entire population forever.”

Yeadon cited many examples of what is already built into Green Passport systems imposed upon Israel and expanded around the world. In addition, he provided the link to a video report that demonstrates how “the situation we are experiencing right now, the fear of a virus and ensuing measures that restrict liberties is exactly the situation that has been repeatedly and intensely trained and rehearsed in the past years with all kinds of infectious disease simulations.”

Yeadon, a British national, told America’s Frontline Doctors, “This is Israel now, and the U.K. in just a few weeks.”

Yeadon’s message continues:

Those who think vaccine passports are good or at least ok, I’m addressing you.

If you were a vulnerable person and have been vaccinated, you’re protected. You don’t need to know others’ immune status. Note, even if they’ve been vaccinated, that doesn’t guarantee they can’t carry a single virus particle and donate it to you. So it doesn’t help you or make your safer to know everyone else has been vaccinated.

If you’ve declined vaccination, for example, because you’re not at risk from this virus, noting younger people are at MORE risk from influenza than from COVID-19, you also don’t need to know anyone else’s immune status.

Vaccination protects those who need it. Vaccine passports protect nobody.

But vaxpass is useful to our overlords. It’ll be the worlds first common format database, operable anywhere from Bolton to Bogota, containing your unique digital ID and an editable health status flag (initially about vaccination status).

Who controls that database and any algorithm governing what it permits and denies has absolutely totalitarian control over every aspect of your life.

Imagine a future in which a valid Vaxpass is required to enter a sport ground or museum. Invalid Vaxpass, no entry.

Now imagine the rules are hardened up (they will be). Now you can’t enter large shopping malls or hotels without a valid pass.

Further? Sure, why not. The algorithm is tweaked and now you cannot enter large supermarkets or any public transport.

A tyrannical step might be a Visa/MasterCard tweak that requires a valid Vaxpass BEFORE a terminal will open up for a purchase transaction.

Now you can’t even buy a bottle of water. Or fuel. Or anything.

Ping! Your Vaxpass orders you to report for your top up vaccine. If you don’t, your pass expires. Do you think you’ve got a choice?

Ping! You’re reminded to bring your grandson in, too, as his mother hasn’t. If you don’t, your pass becomes invalid, as does the baby’s mother’s pass. Still think you’ve got a choice?

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The fact that I can easily come up with examples must tell you at least that the potential for utterly totalitarian control of the entire population forever lies like a worm at the centre of this beyond-Orwellian future.

It’s not speculative. We’re told this system is about to happen. You’ll be coerced to be vaccinated or you’ll rapidly be marginalised.

Once you’re vaccinated, the limited freedoms they allow you can be withdrawn at any moment.

Don’t kid yourselves that “no one would be this evil”. I refer you to numerous examples during the last century. There are plenty of evil people and the only difference here is SCALE and the irreversible nature of it.

Now you’ve seen what is so easy to do to take complete control of a whole society, you MUST object and find ways to prevent a vaccine passport system from coming into being. By any and all means necessary.

Finally, to those who say this is all a series of unfortunate and incompetent errors, please watch this documentary. Long before you get to the end, you’ll realise, as I did with mounting horror, that this is absolutely not incompetence. It’s rehearsed and exercises like this have been war gamed for years if not decades. It’ll perhaps change your thoughts as to the origins of this mess and crimes.

But please, one thing: do not say you weren’t warned.

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Tucker Carlson defends Joe Rogan’s controversial advice on COVID vaccines

Podcast host Joe Rogan triggered a cascade of criticism when he told listeners of 'The Joe Rogan Experience' that healthy, young people don’t need the vaccine, but Fox’s Tucker Carlson said Rogan’s comments were reasonable.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 10:51 am EST
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April 29, 2021 (Children’s Health Defense) – In the segment below on last night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson defended popular podcast host Joe Rogan, who is facing backlash for  telling young, healthy people not to get vaccinated for COVID.

Rogan told listeners during the April 23 episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” that if a 21-year-old asked him if they should get vaccinated, he would say no:

“I think you should get vaccinated if you’re vulnerable. I think you should get vaccinated if you feel like — my parents are vaccinated. I’ve encouraged a lot of people to get — and people say, do you think it’s safe to get vaccinated? I’ve said, yeah, I think for the most part it’s safe to get vaccinated. I do. I do.”
“But if you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, should I get vaccinated? I’ll go no. Are you healthy? Are you a healthy person? Like, look, don’t do anything stupid, but you should take care of yourself. You should — if you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, like, I don’t think you need to worry about this.”

Rogan said both of his children have had COVID, and while not diminishing the experiences of others, the virus was “nothing.”
“I hate to say that if someone’s children died from this. I’m very sorry that that happened. I’m not in any way diminishing that,” Rogan said. “But I’m saying the personal experience that my children had with COVID was nothing.”

Carlson defended Rogan, saying it was not crazy to suggest someone who’s not at risk forgo the vaccine.
“Yeah, so if you’re at risk, get the vaccine and protect yourself, and be happy with it. Be grateful we have the vaccine. And if you’re not at risk then maybe you don’t, is that a crazy point,” Carlson asked?

“The Joe Rogan Experience” runs on Spotify, which since it began hosting the podcast in September has removed 42 episodes for policy violations. Spotify did not respond to requests for comment on the latest Rogan controversy, but also did not remove the segment. According to The Verge, which cited an anonymous source, Spotify determined Rogan didn’t “come off as outwardly anti-vaccine” and did not explicitly tell people to not get vaccinated.

Sources familiar with the policy-enforcement process at Spotify said prohibited content applies to specific types of speech and context is factored into in moderation decisions.

Carlson devoted the rest of his segment to discussing college vaccine mandates, COVID immunity, vaccine passports and how some businesses may require vaccination as a condition to employment.

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Doctor defends ‘80 clinical studies’ showing ivermectin ‘89% effective’ at preventing COVID

‘People are trying to scare us from taking ivermectin,’ Dr. Benigno Agbayani declared. ‘It’s one of the safest drugs in the world.’
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 10:18 am EST
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QUEZON, Philippines, April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A doctor from the Philippines strongly defended the use of ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID-19, pointing to “80 clinical studies” which support his arguments, and alluding to “bias” and conflicts of interest, which have led medical bodies to be reluctant about promoting the drug.

Appearing on Philippine television channel ABS–CBN, Dr. Benigno Agbayani answered a range of questions about the efficacy and safety of the drug, as well as the peculiar reticence to recommend it for treating COVID-19.

Agbayani, the president of Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines, revealed that since last year, he had spent over five hours a day studying scientific literature on all things pertaining to COVID-19, including the non-effectiveness of lockdowns. “I think I’ve read more than anyone on COVID-19,” he stated.

However, Agbayani did not spend long defending his medical credentials, but instead advocated the use of ivermectin by referring to the wealth of scientific studies with which he was by now very familiar. He already prescribed ivermectin to over 300 of his own patients, but despite the success he has experienced so far, Agbayani stated that he looks “at the success rate of studies, rather than my personal experience, because that’s where I base my recommendations.”

“As much as anecdotal [pieces of evidence] are good, and we have many, I really prefer that we stick to the science,” he said. “People are trying to scare us from taking ivermectin. It’s one of the safest drugs in the world.”

Mentioning a study from September 2020, Agbayani stated that ivermectin had been shown to actually block “the receptor sites of the virus onto our cells, therefore blocking it from ever getting to the cell.”

“You have over 26, as of today, randomized control trials showing effectiveness, even as high as 89% for prevention, and as high as 80% for treatment. So I think regardless of what the other groups are doing, you have so much science behind it, I do not see why we have to be so concerned.”

Some studies mentioned ivermectin in conjunction with accompanying treatments, but Agbayani noted that even with this, it was possible to prove the effectiveness of ivermectin on its own. Pointing to the evidence found by Dr. Tess Lawrie, Agbayani explained that the drugs accompanying ivermectin in the studies were there, “but not all the time,” and that they “have already been proven not to work, so if you have two drugs given with ivermectin, and one drug doesn’t work, then you have to conclude that it must be ivermectin,” which produces the result.

He alluded to the peculiar antagonism which has been levied against ivermectin, noting how scepticism regarding studies promoting ivermectin is not mirrored with other drugs: “[T]he same thing can be said of every drug that we tried. Even people who are taking remdesevir, they also try other drugs, and yet you don’t question that.”

Continuing, he noted that “most” of the drugs accompanying ivermectin in the trials were “not even anti-virus [drugs], most of them are supportive of your immune systems.”

“There are 80 clinical studies [about the use of ivermectin]. If the 80 clinical studies show positive response, and maybe about 2% only showing no response to ivermectin, in clinical studies, of the doses that we give, I think that should be enough proof that it works.”

Drawing once more on the scientific data, Agbayani promoted ivermectin both as a prophylactic, and as a treatment once infected with COVID-19. Conclusions drawn from “at least 12 clinical studies,” of which 3 were randomized, controlled trials, revealed “an 89% rate of preventing COVID-19.”

Global reluctance regarding ivermectin

Yet despite this, medical bodies have been consistently reluctant to promote the use of ivermectin, with Big Tech even weighing in and deleting videos which defended the drug. Thanks to the efforts of the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) upgraded their recommendation for the “miraculous” drug ivermectin, making it an option for use in treating COVID-19 within the United States, but only since January.

Agbayani suggested two reasons for the global reticence regarding the drug. Dealing first with the NIH, he suggested that “the NIH, the U.S. I mean, just needs to update their data. I think the last time they gave an update was February. They said it could be useful, it may not be useful.”

But he also mentioned that there was some deliberate avoidance at properly promoting ivermectin, commenting on how the World Health Organization’s March 3 recommendation of the drug did not include preventative use, but “only mentioned treatment and for severe cases. For severe cases and early treatment.”

“They did not include prophylaxis, because I think they’re afraid to recommend it, that’s why they did not make a comment,” he continued. “If you look at the way they studied it, they did include so many other studies … there seems to be a bias in those recommendations and we feel that they do not want to look at certain studies preferentially, and this was observed even before this recent announcement.”

“There is some kind of bias going on that we’d like to question. This is the time in our history when we should look at conflicts of interest.”

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Such a conflict of interest could exist in the vaccine company Merck, Agbayani added, in answer to why the company even issued a statement advising against the use of ivermectin for COVID, despite having developed it some 30 years prior. This was an “excellent example of conflict of interest,” stated Agbayani.

“Merck is coming out with a new drug for the early treatment of COVID-19. How can Merck make money out of ivermectin, if the patents already expired in 1996, so even if it tries that, I don’t think they’ll make money at all, when so many other companies are making ivermectin. So they have to put their mouth on their research expenses on their new drug.”

Despite Merck joining other vaccine companies in pushing out speedily developed new drugs, ivermectin was still being side-lined, although it has been “used for 25 years,” said Agbayani. Even taking a dose, “ten times” the NIH daily recommended amount, would “have no [side] effect.”

“Compare that to other drugs that we are now using that are fairly new, where you are getting so many reports of side effects. So it’s really amazing that people still say it’s an unsafe drug when it’s been used for 25 years, over 3.7 billion doses have been given.”

Dr. Agbayani is by no means alone in his promotion of ivermectin for treating and preventing COVID-19.

Back in December, intensive care specialist Dr. Pierre Kory, a founding member of the FLCCC, delivered an impassioned address to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, defending the “miraculous effectiveness of ivermectin,” and stating that it “basically obliterates transmission of this virus.”

“It literally destroys the virus in most people within 48 hours,” agreed fellow panelist Dr. Jean-Jacques Rajter, whose peer-reviewed study found 60% fewer deaths among patients given the drug.

In fact, the efficacy of ivermectin with regard to COVID-19 was already hinted at in April 2020, when researchers in Australia pointed to a dramatic effect the drug had on the virus. “We showed that a single dose of Ivermectin could kill COVID-19 in a petri dish within 48 hours, indicating potent antiviral activity,” stated Dr. David Jans, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Monash University in Melbourne.

Even after just 24 hours, “there was a really significant reduction” in the virus, added Dr. Kylie Wagstaff, a senior research fellow in biochemistry and molecular biology at Monash University.


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Opinion

Tyranny alert: The West and the woke totalitarian left

When I left communism for America, I would never have thought that the West would be threatened by the kind despotism that does not allow people to freely express their views.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 10:49 am EST
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April 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — That America, along with a number of other Western nations, is in the throes of an existential crisis has become obvious to most. Multifaceted and multi-layered, this crisis affects nearly every institution and aspect of our lives: the financial system, the political establishment, the education system, the media, popular culture, the judicial system, the family and even the Church itself — all these are either failing outright or malfunctioning to one degree or another.

The breakdown within western institutions has given rise to a variety of disruptive symptoms such as ever-increasing political discord, breakdown in communication, widespread election fraud, runaway debt on every level, looting, violence, and growing lawlessness. At times, it feels as if the wheels are coming off and the whole societal structure is falling apart.

This multidimensional turmoil has left many people bewildered and confused, unable to make sense of the complex situation with many moving parts. They feel that something deeply threatening is taking place, but they cannot quite pinpoint or identify the danger.

If you look beneath the din of the surface turmoil, however, you will see that the nature of the danger we face at this moment is actually not complicated or new. Quite to the contrary, this scenario has played itself out dozens of times in the last one hundred years in various lands across the globe.

The greatest threat to America at present is this: Our society is in the process of being taken over by internal elements bent on tyranny and oppression. What we are witnessing is the unfolding of the old totalitarian archetype right before our eyes.

Totalitarians within

In the case of the present-day United States and a number of other Western democracies, the forces of tyranny have incarnated in the form of the woke progressive left.

Today’s woke progressive left hails from the same psychological and ideological root as the other totalitarian movements that have ruled over and terrorized the populations of various countries over the course of the last century.

We have pointed out elsewhere the essential affinity between the conduct of the woke progressives and the infamous tyrants of the past such as Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, and Kim, among others. Lest you think this comparison an exaggeration, consider the modus operandi of the woke. Here are some of the hallmarks of their behavior which we all have had the chance to observe and experience:

  • Suppression of free speech and expression

  • Censorship

  • Cancelation of dissenters

  • Harassment of objectors

  • Coercion

  • Physical intimidation of opponents

  • Chicanery

  • Terrorizing of populations

As you can see, the woke left fundamentally exhibits the same behavioral traits as the other totalitarians. They all ruthlessly suppress, censor, intimidate, and cancel those who oppose or disagree with them.

The only difference lies in the degree of severity seen in the implementation of some of these measures. For example, the tyrants in Russia, China, or Cuba would cancel their opponents by jail or bullet, whereas the American left cancels by blocking social media accounts, refusal to allow opposing views, and getting dissenters fired from their jobs. This, however, is not due to the fact that the American left is more merciful or compassionate than their totalitarian counterparts in more tyrannical systems, but because in the West they still lack the power to freely implement the base urges of their nature. But as they are gaining more and more power, they are becoming increasingly brazen and ruthless in the pursuit of their totalitarian objectives.

Wokeism

Like every other totalitarian movement, the progressives also have an ideology which they use to justify the imposition of tyranny on the society they seek to overtake.

The ideology of America’s contemporary totalitarian left can be called wokeism.

The four intellectual pillars of wokeism are:

  • Anti-white racism disguised under the euphemism social justice.

  • Rejection of traditional morality, which is primarily carried out by the promotion of sexually deviant lifestyles such as homosexuality and transgender. In a truly surreal inversion of reality, they paint traditional morality as immoral by charging it with being homophobic, transphobic, and similar terms.

  • Environmentalism based on the notion that it is desirable and possible to arrest climate change.

  • Intense hostility toward Christian religion, which they negatively paint as patriarchal, intolerant, and oppressive.

It is these four that circumscribe the parameters of the woke worldview. If you carefully examine their agenda, you will recognize that nearly all the programs and initiatives the progressives pursue derive from one of these pillars or some combination thereof.

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But if you take the time to examine and consider, you quickly recognize that each leg of wokeism’s foundational quartet is based on a false underlying premise:

  • America and other western societies are not racist. Quite the opposite, blacks and minorities are not only completely equal, but they often enjoy rights and privileges that are unavailable to the white majorities.

  • Traditional morality is not immoral. Its precepts are not meant to oppress or spoil happiness, but to facilitate the well-being of individuals and communities.

  • Climate change has been the defining characteristic of Earth’s climate ever since Earth has come into being. The idea that it can be somehow stopped is absurd.

  • The charges of patriarchy and intolerance leveled against Christianity imply a profound misunderstanding of the human condition. Honoring the sagacity and leadership of wise men and being “intolerant” of immorality and evil are pre-requisites of individual and societal welfare. Christianity shows the way.

The obvious falsity of wokeism should not come as a surprise, since totalitarians always adopt worldviews based on lies. This is the case with the misguided ideology of today’s progressives.

In summary: Beneath the surface noise and confusion of our political, cultural, and social conflicts, the greatest threat to America and other western democracies at this time is the imposition of tyranny from within. These totalitarian elements have been wreaking havoc around the globe since the early years of the 20th century and have now taken shape among us as the woke progressive left. When I left communism for America, I would never have thought that the West would be threatened by the kind despotism that does not allow people to freely express their views. Unbelievably, it is happening right now before our eyes. Those of us who value freedom better stand up and push back before it is too late.

Vasko Kohlmayer was born and grew up in former communist Czechoslovakia. He is the author of The West in Crisis: Civilizations and Their Death Drives.


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Opinion

100 days: A big helping of abortion funding with a side of COVID relief

Family Research Council has tracked down an unprecedented, estimated $467 billion dollars in taxpayer funds in Biden’s COVID-19 relief package that lack key pro-life protections like the Hyde amendment, which means they can fund abortions and abortion centers.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 9:37 am EST
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April 29, 2021 (Family Research Council) – In three short months, President Biden has broken his promise to bring America together under a moderate administration and has pushed policies more so aligned with the progressive wing of the Democrat Party than with the average Democratic voter. Even Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one of the most well-known progressives in Congress, said on Friday that President Biden has “exceeded expectations.”

Yesterday on the Washington Watch, Tony Perkins and Montana Senator Steve Daines (R-Ind.) discussed some of the Biden administration’s most radical policies, specifically surrounding the issue of abortion. Senator Daines is the founder and chairman of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, and explained just how pro-abortion President Biden has been, especially when contrasted with President Trump.

Daines said that President Trump was “the most pro-life president we’ve ever seen in terms of results and outcomes,” and called the progress made in fighting for the unborn under his administration “remarkable.” President Biden, in contrast, has systematically worked against the pro-life cause, and in light of his policies, both planned and implemented, it’s safe to say he’s not just pro-choice, but also “anti-life and very pro-abortion,” as Daines put it.

At FRC, our experts have tracked down an estimated $467 billion dollars in taxpayer funds in Biden’s COVID-19 relief package that lack key pro-life protections like the Hyde amendment, which means they can fund abortions and abortion centers.

This amount of funding that can subsidize the abortion industry is unprecedented, as the stimulus package President Obama signed to respond to the 2008 recession in his first 100 days only included an estimated $24.7 billion in subsidies for employer health plans that cover elective abortion.

Although Biden has historically supported the Hyde Amendment (which prevents federal taxpayer dollars from funding abortion), he changed his tune on the issue back in 2019 as more and more members of his own party began to challenge what had been for years a bipartisan policy.

Under Biden, the United States has also abandoned the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy which expanded the original Mexico City policy to prevent all global health funds from going to overseas abortion businesses.

In the same move, Biden also reinstated U.S. funding to the United Nations Population Fund which supports pro-abortion policies, including China’s forced abortions, and withdrew the U.S. from an international effort to promote pro-life policies known as the Geneva Consensus. These sweeping pro-abortion policies were announced within the first couple of weeks of Biden’s administration, showing exactly where his priorities lie.

More recently, in March, Biden also proposed rule changes to the Title X family planning program to once again fund abortion businesses. Biden’s new rules undo the Trump administration’s policy which barred Planned Parenthood and other entities which either performed or referred patients for abortions from receiving funding from the federal government.

As Senator Daines put it, “times have changed,” and the Democratic Party has shifted from liberal to radical, leaving much of their own base behind in the process.

The one bright side to the Biden administration’s policies on abortion and other issues is that it might bring a backlash to the Democratic Party in the midterm elections of 2022. On the program, Tony and Senator Daines discussed how the U.S. might see something similar to what happened in 2010 and 2014, when Republicans unseated many Democrats in Congress in response to the Obama administration’s radical policies.

Any Americans concerned with President Biden’s apparent disregard for the natural rights of the unborn should speak out against his administration and the mainstream media’s efforts to paint his policies as “moderate.” Forcing Americans taxpayers to fund the killing of innocent human beings both at home and abroad will never be a moderate position.

Reprinted with permission by Family Research Council


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