All Is Not Quiet on the Women’s Front

All Lies Lead to the Truth

—”Redux,” The X-Files [1]

It doesn’t take much to court the selfish side of any person, we fallen creatures love ourselves so. But beginning with the feminist movement, the foundation was laid in our country to propose a so-called War on Women, and subject women in the process without many even knowing or caring.

President Obama’s administration knew the power of this ruse and jumped to use it. This “war” strategy is to convince women that they are victims, create a fear, then give them an answer that keeps them chained.

The war propaganda is this. Women are victims because they will lose their “reproductive rights” to not reproduce, unable to kill their unborn children. Their fear is a loss of choice, and the answer is that government will protect this choice if you support its goals.

Women are thus persuaded to deny their essential nature to nurture and give life. And the War on Women they so fear becomes the weapon used against them.

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Language of Deception

Look at these claims from late-term abortionist Martin Haskell’s January 30, 2014 affidavit submitted to the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. His reasons why his Sharonville, Ohio Lebanon Road Surgery Center (aka Women’s Med Center) abortion business, operating outside the law for months, should remain open despite an Ohio Department of Health order to close to protect patient health and safety.

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Note: Judge Jerome Metz permitted this abortion facility to stay open during the appeals process based on Martin Haskell’s statements.

If LRSC is forced to close, both LRSC and the Greater Cincinnati community would suffer irreparable harm.

Fact: Countless women are aborted to suffer irreparable harm physically, emotionally, and spiritually, while their babies are irreparably killed.

LRSC provided advanced termination services for women throughout Southern Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana. LRSC is the only provider offering services between 18 and 22 weeks in that large geographic region.

Fact: Martin Haskell provides dangerous late term abortions up to 24 weeks at his Dayton location, less than an hour away from LRSC.

Thousands of women depend on LRSC for safe pregnancy termination services each year….

Fact: If LRSC closes, business profits from abortions will be lost.

LRSC fulfills a unique niche…. In addition to early termination services LRSC provides advanced termination services…. This is especially important for women with fetal anomalies discovered later in their pregnancy.

Fact: LRSC does any abortion, but its proud specialty is gruesome late term abortions, especially on disabled babies.

LRSC has a financial assistance program for women living in households below the poverty line to give them access to safe and legal abortions.

Fact: According to the Women’s Med Center web site, the National Abortion Federation will foot the cost for some abortions. Martin Haskell and associates still get paid.

LRSC also provides training to resident physicians upon request, clinical experience for medical students who request it and an annual class for masters-level genetic counseling students.

Fact: Martin Haskell is ambitious to continue the abortion industry—training recruits to carry on the cruelty.

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Crimes & Misdemeanors

Further, Martin Haskell’s other Women’s Med Center in Dayton, Ohio plus Cincinnati’s Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio are also outside the law—preying on women without a license, unable to obtain the required written transfer agreement from any area hospital, and seeking a variance (exception) from the Ohio Department of Health.

Many of us are familiar with last year’s news of brutal Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who operated for years against the law until the death of a woman, infanticide of three born babies, and other atrocities occurred and were finally exposed. Must similar tragedy occur in Ohio before commonsense protections are enforced?

This is the real War on Women.

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Perfect Storm

Despite deception, the true nature of this war is breaking loose, sometimes in dreadful ways. Thus we see the old feminist manifesto morphing from women burning bras to dervishes attacking Church clergy with bare breasts and blood-stained panties out of terrible devotion to the god of Me and its demon offspring abortion.

Such depravity shows the deep darkness of the abortion mentality, requiring much prayer. But while the poor targeted babies have no voice, other war casualties—post-abortive women and men, and former abortion workers—are escaping the industry, exposing the evil, and grasping the light of Life.

Former Planned Parenthood worker Marianne Anderson is a nurse who helped Planned Parenthood abortionists by partially sedating women who paid extra for this luxury. [2] Marianne left the abortion culture, shocked at the horrors and saying the experience was “absolutely miserable.”

“It was a money-grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work,” she said.

Marianne was fired by Planned Parenthood, but hired by a hospital where she is now a nurse and happy to work with wonderful, Christian people. She now prays daily for the babies whose abortions she participated in.

Road to Victory

Early suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton bluntly nailed the true War on Women:

When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property, to be disposed of as we see fit. [3]

And even abortionists know the same:

Sorrow, quite apart from the sense of shame, is exhibited in some way by virtually every woman for whom I performed an abortion, and that’s 20,000 as of 1995. The sorrow is revealed by the fact that most women cry at some point during the experience… The grieving process may last from several days to several years… Grief is sometimes delayed… The grief may lie sublimated and dormant for years. [4]

—Dr. Suzanne Poppema, abortionist

All lies do lead to the truth, though sometimes by sad and tortuous routes. Our hope is in now-countercultural women who resolutely defend their life-giving femininity to win the War on Women and the War on the Child … and set our sisters free at last.

Featured-ColumnistPaula Westwood is Executive Director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, board member for Ohio ProLife Action, and weekly pro-life news contributor for the Son Rise Morning Show, broadcast nationally via Sacred Heart Radio/EWTN (513/728-7870,

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1 Season 5, Episode 1 & 2, November 2 & 9, 1997, Fox.


3 Letter to Julia Ward Howe, October 16, 1873

4 Suzanne Poppema with Mike Henderson, Why I Am an Abortion Doctor (New York: Prometheus Books, 1996)



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