Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Letter to Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer Requesting Use of City Hall for Our Banner

October 14, 2014

Mayor Esther Manheimer
City of Asheville
70 Court Plaza, P.O. Box 7148
Asheville, NC 28802


Please consider this letter an application to display a Life Advocates banner on the side of Asheville City Hall on Friday, October 31, 2014, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The banner is approximately thirty feet long and four feet high.  It is made of a durable vinyl fabric with a black background and white letters that say “STOP ABORTING CHILDREN!” It is the same banner we carried in Asheville’s Sesquicentennial parade some years ago.  Because abortion violently destroys the lives of millions of pre-natal human beings, and is government protected and sponsored, it is the foremost human rights issue of our day.

In an informal session, Asheville City Council recently designated the City Hall as a Limited Public Forum, making the exterior of the building accessible to the public for visual displays. Federal case law is consistently explicit that in these circumstances, government is prohibited from engaging in viewpoint discrimination.

We would like the banner displayed to the same extent and in the same position or higher on the west side of the building that a rainbow flag was displayed on Friday, October 10.  With assistance and supervision of the City, we will ensure that the banner is affixed to the building in such a way as to be safe for the property and pedestrians.

The date for our requested use of the building coincides with a protest on the public sidewalks around Planned Parenthood’s proposed new killing site on 16 McDowell Street, which it expects to open within the next few months.  The protest, which we call “A Presence of Truth and Prayer” will be Saturday, November 1, “All Saints Day” from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon.

Meredith Eugene Hunt

Copies sent to:
City Councilmen and Vice Mayor
City Manager
Asheville Attorney
Parks and Recreation

PO Box 19205   
Asheville, NC 28815   

complexity in smallness (I attached a butterfly photo to the letter.)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Planned Parenthood's 3% Lie

      One of the deceptions Planned Parenthood inflicts upon the public and its unwary donors is its claim that abortion only comprises 3%* of its medical services. Now if you count packets of condoms, a breast exam, or a STD test or treatment each as a “medical service”, then who’s to say this isn’t true?  But, as a popular Christian bloggers writes, lumping abortion in with these other services and counting them all equal is “like a car dealership selling 7 vehicles, as well as 7 sodas from the vending machine out front, and vaguely chalking it all up to ‘14 items sold’ for the day. Then imagine them stating that selling cars only accounts for ‘50 percent’ of their business, while the other half constitutes Diet Coke distribution.”

     Look at it from a different angle:  Planned Parenthood’s website says abortion costs between $300-950.  An average between them is $625. Multiplying that times 327,166 children aborted = $204,478,750.  Planned Parenthood’s non government medical revenue is $305,000,000.  So, how much of PP non-government medical revenue (fees and charges) is derived from abortion? (Divide 204.5 by 305.) It’s 67%!  This is how much money comes in from patients for 3% of its “medical services”.

     Total reported revenue for PP for the fiscal year ending June  30, 2013 was $1.2104 billion, which means that abortion provides 25% of all revenue.  Government funds amount to 45% of PP’s revenue.

     Even the liberal, pro-abortion-choice National Public Radio begrudgingly noted that the 3% can be misleading.  They pointed out on Talk of the Nation, March 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm ET, that the actual number of patients who abort children is 10%.  It’s more like 10.9% (Approx 3,000,000 patients /  # of abortings)

None of this includes the number of human beings destroyed by Planned Parenthood’s distribution of 1,590,133 emergency contraception kits, which is probably government funded, since PP lies when it says emergency contraception doesn’t cause abortion.

*PP statistical and financial data here is derived from its 2012-2013 annual report.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

And, Again

                                             photo by meh, 10/11/14

Friday, October 10, 2014

Complexity in Smallness, Again

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PP's New Projected Opening Timeframe

From the Asheville Citizen-Times tonight: "Melissa Reed, vice president for public affairs of Planned Parenthood Raleigh, said the opening has been delayed as they await permits and design approval from the city, and they now hope to open by late January."

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Monarch Butterfly Migration

complexity in smallness     monarch on aster     photo by meh    10/2/14