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White House Proves It Is Pro-Abortion, Not Pro-Woman

Above the cacophony of misinformation that erupted in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s long-overdue decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, one note of truth and clarity emerged: those claiming most stridently to be “pro-woman” were actually just “pro-abortion” all along. The Biden Administration is now actively …

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Above the cacophony of misinformation that erupted in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s long-overdue decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, one note of truth and clarity emerged: those claiming most stridently to be “pro-woman” were actually just “pro-abortion” all along.

The Biden Administration is now actively promoting abortion by highlighting a website that, among other things, provides information for minors age 15 and younger to avoid parental notification laws. The same website falsely asserts that chemical abortion can be used up to 11 weeks of pregnancy, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved up to 10. That week can make a lot of difference in this context.

The White House could just as easily have directed attention to the thousands of pregnancy resource centers across the country that stand ready, willing, and able to assist women with everything from counseling to car seats. These organizations provide other free material resources such as diapers, formula, baby clothes and cribs, as well as parenting classes and other forms of educational, financial, job-training, emotional, and professional support. This type of assistance empowers women to overcome the demeaning lie promoted by the abortion industry — and even the administration itself — that women are incapable of being mothers and living successful, happy lives.

These truly pro-women pregnancy centers also provide training for fathers so that mothers will be supported by their partners in parenting. They also provide adoption referrals if a woman decides that is ultimately best for her child. Notably, many of these resource centers remain open to serve and care for women despite threats, vandalism, and firebombing, about which the Biden Administration has remained quiet.

President Biden’s Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, Xavier Becerra, called the Dobbs decision “despicable” and emphatically declared “all options are on the table.” Becerra refused to rule out setting up abortion clinics on federal land and sidestepped questions on the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of elective abortion.

Meanwhile, Biden’s Commerce Department issued a formal statement declaring that restoring states’ ability to determine their own abortion policies will interfere with women “living happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.” Perhaps more crudely, the Commerce Department’s statement insists that abortion “enables millions of women to fully participate in our society” — as though it is a government priority for women to take the lives of their unborn children in order to be better economic producers.

President Biden, himself once a prominent member of the now-extinct species of pro-life Democrat, has missed an opportunity for reasoned, unifying leadership promoting real healthcare for women. Instead, this administration is throwing the full weight of the federal government behind dangerous and unnecessary procedures that put women at heightened risk of death, illness, and psychological trauma.

It also misses the critical essence of the issue. The Dobbs decision returned to the American people what Roe stole from them: the right to affirm the value of every human life, to protect the health and dignity of women and children, to provide mothers the support and resources they need and deserve, and to do so through the democratic process, where public opinion matters — in stark contrast to the court, where it does not.

Of the Allied invasion of Normandy, Winston Churchill said, “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” For those who have worked for nearly half a century to holistically protect and support women and children, the court-imposed shackles have been removed. The decision which even the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg described as “unnecessary” and a “heavy-handed judicial intervention” no longer stands in the way. Now, the work of rebuilding a culture that values every life and supports mothers and motherhood begins.

It is a time for choosing. The first choice is between being “pro-woman” or “pro-abortion.” Sadly, the Biden Administration has made its choice painfully clear.

Lathan Watts is vice president of public affairs for Alliance Defending Freedom (@ADFLegal). He earned his juris doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

The views expressed in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire. 

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Personal Finance Guru Dave Ramsey Reveals The Key To Enduring High Inflation

Over-reliance on credit cards and a lack of self-control can be devastating during periods of economic turmoil, personal finance guru Dave Ramsey explained in a Friday interview with Fox Business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, year-over-year inflation reached 8.5% in July, with the slight moderation from the 9.1% reading in June driven by …

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Over-reliance on credit cards and a lack of self-control can be devastating during periods of economic turmoil, personal finance guru Dave Ramsey explained in a Friday interview with Fox Business.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, year-over-year inflation reached 8.5% in July, with the slight moderation from the 9.1% reading in June driven by lower prices at the pump — even as prices for food, new vehicles, medical care, and shelter continued to rise.

Ramsey responded to Americans’ increased usage of credit cards and rewards programs by noting that such strategies will only worsen budgetary problems in the future.

“We’ve seen decades since we’ve been in this bad position. And people are going to fix the inflationary problems, the pressures with the wrong tool,” Ramsey explained to Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. “And the credit card is the wrong tool. It’s going to cause them problems later. It comes home to roost. It’s really sad.”

Indeed, the number of general-purpose credit cards surged past 500 million for the first time ever during the second quarter of 2022, according to a report from Fidelity. TransUnion Vice President of Research and Consulting Michele Raneri noted that “high inflation and rising interest rates” are primary challenges impacting Americans’ personal finances.

Likewise, total household debt rose by $312 billion during the second quarter of 2022 to reach $16.2 trillion, with credit card balances seeing their largest year-over-year percentage increase in more than 20 years, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Ramsey suggested increasing financial discipline as a more viable strategy. “Whatever you’re doing, look out there into the future and say, ‘Where’s that going to? Where’s that going to take me?’ Then that kind of critical thinking will lead you back to doing a budget,” he said. “What happens in your house … is way more important than what happens in the White House. So don’t let these outside variables destroy your future by you not controlling you.”

Several financial metrics suggest that consumers’ financial troubles are on the rise following COVID and the lockdown-induced recession. Debt service payments for consumer loans as a percentage of disposable income have risen from 5.1% during the second quarter of 2020 to 5.6% during the first quarter of 2022 after a marked decline, according to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Despite the economic turmoil, President Joe Biden — who began his tenure when inflation was 1.4% — took a victory lap in reaction to the most recent price level announcement. “Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” he told members of the press. “Here’s what that means — while the price of some things went up last month, the price of other things went down by the same amount. The result: zero inflation last month. People are still hurting, but zero inflation last month.”

The newest inflation report occurs as the Biden administration endorses the Inflation Reduction Act — a $740 billion package that includes $369 billion in climate provisions. Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking ballot in a party-line Senate vote earlier this week.

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WATCH: Fauci Humblebrags: ‘I Symbolize … Consistency … Integrity … Truth’

Dr. Anthony Fauci is an inspiration to future doctors everywhere — just ask him. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, dropped the stunning humblebrag Tuesday in a conversation with Dr. Larry Corey at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center campus in Seattle. He was describing …

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is an inspiration to future doctors everywhere — just ask him.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, dropped the stunning humblebrag Tuesday in a conversation with Dr. Larry Corey at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center campus in Seattle. He was describing a purported phenomenon Corey called “the Fauci effect,” but his explanation seemed to whipsaw between humility and delusion.

“Well, the so-called ‘Fauci effect’ is when a lot of people want to go into public health particularly, and science, because of the visibility of public health and science when you have a historic outbreak, and since I happen to be a very visible person, it’s called the Fauci effect,” the 81-year-old doctor said.

But it’s all based on what Fauci represents, and not him personally, he said.

“Trust me, I don’t get excited about that,” Fauci said. “I mean, it’s nice, I mean, people go to medical school now, people are interested in science, not because of me, because most people don’t know me, who I am, my friends know me, my wife knows me, but people don’t know me, it’s what I symbolize.”

Then he hinted at his well-known disdain for President Trump before cataloguing exactly what he believes he “symbolizes.”

“And what I symbolize in an era of the normalization of untruths and lies and all the things you’re seeing going on society, from January 6 to everything else that goes on, people are craving for consistency, for integrity, for truth and for people caring about people.”

Fauci’s estimation of his own importance appears to have grown since last September, when he was asked about the so-called “Fauci effect.”

“You know, it’s flattering that people have interest in going to medical school in greater numbers because of the kinds of things they see people like me do,” he said in an interview with Infectious Disease News. “They [call] it the ‘Fauci effect’ … but I think it goes beyond Fauci.”

He added that the real heroes were the foot soldiers in the medical community and said he received an outsize share of the credit because he got so much publicity.

“They see me on television and in the newspapers and they hear me on the radio, so they’ve latched on to some person with whom they can identify, but there are thousands and thousands of physicians, nurses and health care providers who are the real heroes working hard in the trenches,” he said.

Fauci, who at various times during the height of the COVID pandemic recommended that people wear two masks and even think about wearing goggles, has his fair share of detractors, too. Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican and a medical doctor, has sparred frequently with Fauci on Capitol Hill, accusing the doctor of helping to fund so-called “gain-of-function” research at the Wuhan laboratory where many believe COVID originated. That type of research, which was banned by former President Obama, is aimed at making viruses more transmissible, and in some case more lethal.

Fauci denies funding gain-of-function research, but his claim has been met with skepticism, including during Senate testimony from three top scientists earlier this month.

“I think deep down he feels a moral culpability for this pandemic,” Paul told The Hill earlier this month. “He realizes there is a very good chance it came from the lab, and if it did come from the lab, it came from research that we were financing, ultimately, he and his decision-making should be judged in reviewing the history of where this pandemic came from.”

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has also been a harsh critic of Fauci. In an ad released earlier this year, DeSantis, who clashed with Fauci over his refusal to lockdown Florida’s schools and businesses during the pandemic, pointed out the NIH chief’s COVID flip-flops.

“People should not be walking around with masks,” the ad quoted Fauci as saying, before changing his guidance to say “masks work.” The Daily Wire noted that another pair of clips showed him claiming fully-vaccinated individuals did not need to wear mask alongside another clip in which he asserted people should still wear masks even if they were fully-vaccinated.

“Dr. Fauci, he flips, he flops, but he can’t stop freedom in Florida,” the ad stated before showing the message, “Fauci can pound sand.”

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New Play Depicts Joan Of Arc As Gender Queer With ‘They/Them’ Pronouns

A new play about Joan of Arc will portray the patron saint of France as “gender neutral” and have her using “they/them” pronouns in a play that’s said to be “alive, queer and full of hope.” The Globe Theater in London will host the new project, “I, Joan,” which opens August 25 and runs through …

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A new play about Joan of Arc will portray the patron saint of France as “gender neutral” and have her using “they/them” pronouns in a play that’s said to be “alive, queer and full of hope.”

The Globe Theater in London will host the new project, “I, Joan,” which opens August 25 and runs through October.

“A cry for courage erupts in the Globe Theatre this summer with the premiere of I, Joan, a powerful and joyous new play which tells Joan of Arc’s story anew,” the website says about the play.

“The men are all fighting, again. An endless war. From nowhere, an unexpected leader emerges. Young, poor and about to spark a revolution. This is Joan. Rebelling against the world’s expectations, questioning the gender binary, Joan finds their power and their belief spreads like fire.”

“Join us in the wooden ‘O’ and feel the heat of the sun and the pulse of Joan’s passion,” the synopsis continued. “With open hearts and raised voices, dance and cheer with us as we rediscover Joan’s story. It’s alive, queer and full of hope.” 

Artistic Director Michelle Terry says the presentation of Joan as gender neutral is not unprecedented. She said “they/them” pronouns are consistent with history “as early as 1375,” per a statement on identity in “I, Joan.” 

“We are not the first to present Joan in this way, and we will not be the last. We can’t wait to share this production with everyone and discover this cultural icon,” The Globe shared on Twitter.

Frank Furedi, an emeritus professor at the University of Kent, told The Times that the play was “rewriting history” and that the play was an example of “a fantasy backwards.”

“Someone like Joan of Arc would not have any idea what non-binary was. It is a recharacterisation of something that did not even exist at the time,” Furedi told the publication.

The Globe writes that it is “unequivocally pro-human rights” which “includes trans people, non-binary people, black and minority ethnic people, and people with disabilities. Trans men and women and non-binary identities exist and are valid.”

Joan of Arc was a military leader who defeated the English at the siege of Orléans during the Hundred Years’ War despite being a young woman at the time. She was captured and burned at the stake as a heretic, though she was later exonerated for her crimes. Joan of Arc was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1920.

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