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(FNM to be delisted?) Statement from Daniel H. Mudd, President and CEO, Fannie Mae
Yahoo News ^ | August 9, 2005 | Daniel H. Mudd

Posted on 08/11/2005 1:40:17 PM PDT by hripka

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following is a statement by Daniel H. Mudd, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae:

Last December, the SEC required Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM - News) to restate our prior financial statements to eliminate the use of hedge accounting and, to the extent material, to correct for errors in our accounting for deferred purchase price adjustments. Our safety and soundness regulator, OFHEO, also raised questions with respect to our accounting, which has led us to undertake a comprehensive review of our accounting policies and practices. Today, in our SEC Form 12b-25 filing, Fannie Mae provided details on this work and several relevant implications of the restatement.

Completing this restatement is Fannie Mae's number-one corporate priority, and we are moving forward. The effort is led by a top executive team -- interim Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin, our new Controller, David Hisey, and our Executive Vice President for Regulatory Agreements and Restatement, Mike Williams -- working with our new independent auditor, Deloitte & Touche, LLP. All of these activities either report directly to the Board of Directors' Audit Committee or to me. This process involves every line of business and entails a comprehensive review of our accounting practices, including those related to derivatives, mortgage purchase and sale commitments, and investment securities, among others.

The restatement begins with a reevaluation of all of our accounting policies and practices. Then, coupled with the known issues and any further issues we identify in the process, we will implement new accounting procedures, develop new systems, and install new routines and controls. We will then move to the stage of reprocessing historical transactions, and to a lesser degree, even where the accounting policy is unchanged, we will have to demonstrate the accuracy of the accounting we used for those practices. This will produce a complete re-audit of all aspects of our financial statements. Finally, while Deloitte & Touche already has begun certain pieces of their audit, the firm will only be able to audit the portions of our financial statements requiring restatement once we have completed all of our work described above. We are undertaking aspects of this effort simultaneously wherever possible, but much of the work has to occur in sequence; some of the activities, such as developing and implementing new systems, are long duration projects by their very nature.

We are leaving no stone unturned. To accomplish this, we have to obtain and validate market values for a large volume of transactions including all of our derivatives, commitments and securities at multiple points in time over the restatement period. To illustrate the breadth of this undertaking, we estimate we will need to record over one million lines of journal entries, determine hundreds of thousands of commitment prices and securities values, and verify some 20,000 derivative prices.

As our normal business operations continue, we also are committing every available resource to the restatement. This year we expect that over 30 percent of our employees will spend over half their time on it, and many more are involved. In addition, we are bringing some 1,500 consultants on board by year's end to help with the restatement. We have organized lines of accountability, a Project Management Office, regular review and reporting and ongoing Board oversight. Altogether, we project devoting six to eight million labor hours to the restatement. We also are investing over $100 million in technology projects to enhance or create new systems related to accounting and reporting. We are fortunate to begin with a talented, committed group of employees. We also have had great success in recruiting a strong team and have significantly increased the size of our Controllers Department.

From the beginning of this effort, I have said that we will put as much time, manpower and resources into the restatement as the restatement needs, and we will not be done until we are confident we have done it right. While we do not believe the restatement will be completed until sometime during the second half of 2006, our goal is to get our restatement right and to complete it as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.

Finally, as we also disclosed in our Form 12b-25 today, as we work through our restatement and review, Fannie Mae is engaged in regular discussions with the staff of the New York Stock Exchange regarding the status of our restatement and continued listing through completion of the restatement.

We are committed and determined to get this work done, get it right, and continue on the path of restoring investor, market and public confidence in Fannie Mae.

Fannie Mae is a New York Stock Exchange Company. It operates pursuant to a federal charter. Fannie Mae has pledged through its American Dream Commitment to expand access to homeownership for millions of first-time home buyers; help raise the minority homeownership rate to 55 percent; make homeownership and rental housing a success for millions of families at risk of losing their homes; and expand the supply of affordable housing where it is needed most. More information about Fannie Mae can be found on the Internet at http://www.fanniemae.com.

Source: Fannie Mae


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; derivatives; earnings; fanniemae; fnm; gorelick; housing; housingbubble; jamiegorelick
This doesn't sound very good. Why take one YEAR to go over their earnings? This is either incompetence or fraud. Comments?
1 posted on 08/11/2005 1:40:18 PM PDT by hripka
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To: hripka
This is either incompetence or fraud.

It's both!

2 posted on 08/11/2005 1:42:36 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: kjenerette

...sounds like an association we know?


3 posted on 08/11/2005 1:46:07 PM PDT by Van Jenerette (U.S. Army 1967-1991 Infantry OCS Hall of Fame, Ft. Benning)
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To: hripka

Fraud, fraud, fraud. Perpetrated by Democrat hack Frank Raines and his co-hack Jamie Gorelick. Fannie Mae had been manipulating its earnings for YEARS....using bizarre and arcane derivative hedges and inappropriately accounting for them in order to hit their earnings per share target that resulted in maximum bonuses for Fannie Mae executives....Gorelick got almost a million dollars. Raines raked in millions while donating thousands to Democrat candidates. It is taking the new regime at Fannie Mae an incredible number of man-hours to unravel all the fraud and go back and correctly account for everything. The earnings restatement may be upwards of $20 billion. It was a huge and complicated fraud scheme. Jamie Gorelick was the General Counsel while it was being perpetrated.


4 posted on 08/11/2005 1:47:14 PM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (Where is Chris Lehane??)
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To: hripka
Taking a guess here..but a lot of the earnings in prior years were based on the value of derivatives..These are, very, very complex instruments...and many say that their values can't really be calculated..guesstimated is more likely..so they have a lot of spade work to do...if you restae, what is the basis for doing so..let me give you an example in simpler terms that may help..

Let's say I'm selling a house.I put a price on it..and the true value of that house is what a seller is wilng tompay..and I to accept.. The transaction could be completed in one day..

But assume I die, and my executor has to value the house for estate tax purposes, in order to file the requisie federal and state returns. The procedure to obtain a fair market valueat time of death requires that the executor get several appraisals, very detailed,a nd also comparable recent transactions..to document and support the assigned value..it's longer, harder, and must be able to withstand more detailed scrutiny than just a simple acceptance of an offer to buy/sell

5 posted on 08/11/2005 1:50:02 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: ken5050

Isn't Fannie Mae a financial company? Isn't it their JOB to keep correctly priced asset on their books?


6 posted on 08/11/2005 1:55:19 PM PDT by hripka (There are a lot of smart people out there in FReeperLand)
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To: hripka
Why take one YEAR to go over their earnings? This is either incompetence or fraud. Comments?

Not 1 year, 5 YEARS. They are restating back to 2001.

FNM estimates it will take 1000 man-years to correct their books.

7 posted on 08/11/2005 1:56:48 PM PDT by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: A. Pole; ex-Texan; Travis McGee; sine_nomine; balrog666; speekinout

Bubble Ping


8 posted on 08/11/2005 2:00:43 PM PDT by hripka (There are a lot of smart people out there in FReeperLand)
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To: hripka
I don't mean to piss in anyone's Cheerios but as I've been saying for years:

If Fannie Blows, you lose:

Your "safe" money market 401K fund (full of short term FNM paper).

Your "high quality" bond funds.

The money center banks:JPM,C,D-bank (FNM derivative counterparties)

Many small banks (many of them hold GSE paper as cash equivalents).

The dollar

The housing market

Bummer, huh?

9 posted on 08/11/2005 2:05:14 PM PDT by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: AdamSelene235
The press release says they will be done in the 2nd half of 2006. So it will take one year to fix several years of earnings mistakes.

The press release also says that it will take six to eight million labor hours to finish. 50 weeks times 40 hours per week is 2000 hours per year (one man-year) . Six million hours divided by 2,000 hours is THREE thousand man years to finish their books

10 posted on 08/11/2005 2:11:49 PM PDT by hripka (There are a lot of smart people out there in FReeperLand)
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To: ncountylee

This was Bill Clinton's sand box


11 posted on 08/11/2005 2:25:25 PM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: hripka
50 weeks times 40 hours per week

GoldBricker !

;-)

12 posted on 08/11/2005 2:32:29 PM PDT by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: hripka
We are leaving no stone unturned. To accomplish this, we have to obtain and validate market values for a large volume of transactions including all of our derivatives, commitments and securities at multiple points in time over the restatement period. To illustrate the breadth of this undertaking, we estimate we will need to record over one million lines of journal entries, determine hundreds of thousands of commitment prices and securities values, and verify some 20,000 derivative prices.

And all while continuing to conduct our (fraudulent) business.

13 posted on 08/11/2005 2:43:39 PM PDT by balrog666 (A myth by any other name is still inane.)
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To: hripka

Has anyone mentioned Jean Gorelick (of wall infamy) yet?


14 posted on 08/11/2005 2:45:07 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw; Grampa Dave; Dog Gone; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER

Ding! Ding! Ding!


15 posted on 08/11/2005 2:47:56 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Iraq! Our exit strategy is... VICTORY!!!)
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To: bvw

See #4


16 posted on 08/11/2005 2:51:37 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Iraq! Our exit strategy is... VICTORY!!!)
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To: hripka
Of course I mean Jamie Gorelick, recently of Fannie Mae, of Unitied Technologies, etc. Also of Janet Reno et al at our f*d-up Justice Department during the Clinton reign of tyranny.

Here's a blast from 2002!

Q&A with Fannie Mae's Jamie Gorelick

The vice-chairman sees "a very, very strong 2002" and says Fannie and Freddie are "managed safely"

In the wake of the Enron disaster, Federal National Mortgage Assn. (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac), the federally chartered mortgage banks that experienced explosive growth in 2001, have come under increased scrutiny. Once again, Republicans in Congress are threatening to conduct an investigation into the activities of the two -- No. 7 and No. 2, respectively, on this year's BusinessWeek 50 list of top performers -- some say in hopes of revoking the portions of the Fannie and Freddie charters that gives an implicit government guarantee to their borrowing.

BusinessWeek Associate Economics Editor Margaret Popper spoke with Fannie Mae Vice-Chairman Jamie Gorelick for BW Online about the prospects for the coming year. Edited excerpts from their conversation follow:

Q: How did last year's economic turmoil affect your credit losses?

A: We are very well protected against credit losses, which fell to their lowest level in a generation -- since 1983 -- last year. They went from four basis points [0.04%] down to under one basis point [0.01%] of our outstanding portfolio. We believe that while credit losses may rise somewhat in the aftermath of the recession, they are likely to remain quite low in 2002.

(Excerpts from Business Week Online, Spring 2002
http://www.businessweek.com/bw50/content/mar2002/a3776033.htm)


17 posted on 08/11/2005 2:52:48 PM PDT by bvw
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To: SierraWasp

Is she still on the board of Defense, Industrial and Public Sector giant Unitied Technologies? She joined it in 2000. What a charmed life.


18 posted on 08/11/2005 3:02:53 PM PDT by bvw
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To: hripka
This doesn't sound very good. Why take one YEAR to go over their earnings? This is either incompetence or fraud. Comments?

The board is flush with democrat politicos. Obviously that is synonymous with fraud, and when caught they'll claim incompetence.

19 posted on 08/11/2005 3:06:29 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1 (Lock-n-load!)
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To: hripka
In addition, we are bringing some 1,500 consultants on board by year's end to help with the restatement.

Oh yeah, when in doubt or at a loss for an explanation, bring in consultants.....plenty of 'em ;-)

20 posted on 08/11/2005 3:12:41 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
You gotta point there.

If FNM could in any way be tied to Republicans it would be considered the "new potential Enron" and be all over the MSM.

21 posted on 08/11/2005 3:24:35 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Hell Bent for Election" by Warburg)
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To: SierraWasp; Liz; BOBTHENAILER

Yes, the aroma of Gore Licker fills the ozone layer around Fanny Mae.

The Gizzard of Omaha called this one correctly. He got out of these bonds and their stocks in late 2001 and early 2002 if my ole memory is correct.

We got out of them during the same time, and any mutual fund with more than 5% was sold or never bought.

This is what happens when the Criminals of the Left are put charge of any corporation or non profit. They will rape/pillage and PC that organization to its death.

Bob Brinker is probably still touting them as the safest and best investment ever created for mankind.


22 posted on 08/11/2005 3:26:08 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The civilized world must win WW IV/the Final Crusade and destroy Jihadism!)
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To: Dems_R_Losers; SierraWasp; BOBTHENAILER; Liz; backhoe

Backhoe has quiet an index on Gore Licker's involvement with the recently revealed Atta mess. Backhoe has labeled her wall and involvement there as Gorelick Gate.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1117579/posts


23 posted on 08/11/2005 3:31:17 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The civilized world must win WW IV/the Final Crusade and destroy Jihadism!)
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To: Grampa Dave
This is what happens when the Criminals of the Left are put in charge of any corporation or non profit. They will rape/pillage and PC that organization to its death.

The left lives and dies by their own greed and rapaciousness. Scumbags.

24 posted on 08/11/2005 4:10:27 PM PDT by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Isn't Jamie Gorelick on Schumberger's board ALSO! Don't they have something to do with OIL??


25 posted on 08/12/2005 5:39:17 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SierraWasp; Grampa Dave

So Gorelicker's on the board at Mae's Fannie?


26 posted on 08/14/2005 2:10:35 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: Grampa Dave; backhoe

Thanks for Backhoe's excellent compilation.


27 posted on 08/14/2005 2:12:38 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: BOBTHENAILER; Grampa Dave
Thanks!
28 posted on 08/14/2005 2:52:02 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: BOBTHENAILER

They shoulda named her Barbie, cause that bich has everything and is everywhere an into everything!!!


29 posted on 08/14/2005 4:15:20 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Iraq! Our exit strategy is... VICTORY!!!)
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To: Ann Archy; BOBTHENAILER; SierraWasp; Shermy; tubebender; backhoe

"Isn't Jamie Gorelick on Schumberger's board ALSO! Don't they have something to do with OIL??'

As Shermy has pointed out in the past, Schlumberger, is the French controlled owned company in all types of oil work. The press should focus on Schlumberger as the evil company instead of Haliburton.




http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1117248/posts

GORELICK GATE: Jamie S. Gorelick Commissioner's Bio
911 Commission ^ | April 13, 2004 | 911 Commission


Posted on 04/13/2004 11:25:46 PM PDT by joinedafterattack


Jamie Gorelick is a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Prior to joining Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in July 2003, Gorelick was vice chair of Fannie Mae. As part of the four-person Office of the Chairman, she shared responsibility for overall management of the company, directed its efforts to reach underserved markets and oversaw Fannie Mae's external relationships, legal and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Fannie Mae in May 1997, Gorelick was deputy attorney general of the United States, a position she assumed in March 1994. From May 1993 until she joined the Justice Department, Gorelick served as general counsel of the Department of Defense. From 1979 to 1980 she was assistant to the secretary and counselor to the deputy secretary of energy. In the private sector, from 1975 to 1979 and again from 1980 to 1993, Gorelick was a litigator in Washington, D.C., representing major U.S. companies on a broad range of legal and business matters. She served as president of the District of Columbia Bar from 1992 to 1993. Gorelick is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She also serves on several boards, including the Fannie Mae Foundation, United Technologies Corporation, Schlumberger, Limited, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Harvard College Board of Overseers, America's Promise, the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and The National Park Foundation. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute. Gorelick co-chaired, with Senator Sam Nunn, the Advisory Committee of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, and currently serves on the Central Intelligence Agency's National Security Advisory Panel as well as the President's Review of Intelligence.


30 posted on 08/15/2005 6:31:35 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The civilized world must win WW IV/the Final Crusade and destroy Jihadism!)
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To: Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; fish hawk
This sounds like the fiasco over at the BIA where a "audit" has been ongoing for years after they admitted they couldn't account for BILLIONS owed to Indian Tribes for royalty and lease payments.
31 posted on 08/15/2005 6:52:28 AM PDT by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: tubebender; fish hawk; SierraWasp

"This sounds like the fiasco over at the BIA where a "audit" has been ongoing for years after they admitted they couldn't account for BILLIONS owed to Indian Tribes for royalty and lease payments."

Thanks for posting this. It seems like Jake Reno was up to her 8' Wookie butt on this crime. Of course we are finding out that Jamie Gorelicker was the real AG. Reno would just stagger out and mutter some nonsense to protect the Clintoons.


32 posted on 08/15/2005 7:11:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The civilized world must win WW IV/the Final Crusade and destroy Jihadism!)
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To: tubebender

http://www.hcn.org/servlets/hcn.Article?article_id=5524


119 Grand Avenue * PO Box 1090 * Paonia, CO 81428 * (970) 527-4898
www.hcn.org
-- Vol. 32 No. 2 | January 31, 2000

Hotline
Printable Version

Judge rules on Indian money mess
by Robyn Morrison

A federal judge says he'll personally oversee the Interior Department's effort to untangle a mess of mismanaged Indian trust money.


U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth's decision settled the first half of a class-action lawsuit, led by banker Elouise Cobell of the Blackfeet tribe. She and others charged the federal government with losing track of billions owed to Native Americans from farming, ranching, mining, and logging leases on Indian lands (HCN, 3/15/99).


In his ruling Dec. 21, Lamberth ordered the government to report to him every three months on its progress in fixing the accounting system. The judge lambasted the U.S. government for its "long and sorry history" of mismanaging Indian money, but concluded, "The court has given the defendant one last opportunity to carry through on their promises."


Nonetheless, the Justice Department appealed the ruling Jan. 3, arguing that the judge's supervision could hamper Interior's ongoing efforts to clean up Indian trust accounts. To ensure better supervision, the Bureau of Indian Affairs says it's moving its computer-systems management office from Albuquerque, N.M., to a suburb of Washington, D.C. Last summer, the department unveiled a new software program designed to end its sloppy accounting.


No one is certain, however, that the changes are enough. The General Accounting Office reported in June 1999 that the computer program was a waste of money; last May, the U.S. Treasury Department admitted to shredding 162 boxes of documents possibly related to the lawsuit.


Says Keith Harper of the Native American Rights Fund, "The appeal is just a continuation of the notion that they can do anything they see fit on tribal issues."


*Robyn Morrison


Who was President in 2000? Who was the AG in name only to front for Gorelicker?


33 posted on 08/15/2005 7:19:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The civilized world must win WW IV/the Final Crusade and destroy Jihadism!)
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To: Grampa Dave
last May, the U.S. Treasury Department admitted to shredding 162 boxes of documents possibly related to the lawsuit

This suit was initiated, I think, in the early part of the Clintoon RICO admin. They should be looking for offshore transfers into Clintoon RICO accounts. I think it was Bruce Babbit, former AZ guv, who was held in contempt by Lamberth, and eventually forced to resign under a huge cloud.

34 posted on 08/15/2005 8:31:17 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: BOBTHENAILER; Grampa Dave; tubebender
I remember reading an article claiming that the court held Bruce Babbitt in contempt for not furnishing the court with the papers they wanted. He was fined $600,000, if I remember correctly. But it turns out that no individual in his position can be tried on a personal basis so therefore the fine was paid from taxpayers money, and Babbitt resigned and walked clear and free.
35 posted on 08/15/2005 8:53:05 AM PDT by fish hawk (hollow points were made to hold pig lard)
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To: fish hawk

Figures, don't it.


36 posted on 08/15/2005 8:58:30 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: fish hawk

"I remember reading an article claiming that the court held Bruce Babbitt in contempt for not furnishing the court with the papers they wanted. He was fined $600,000, if I remember correctly. But it turns out that no individual in his position can be tried on a personal basis so therefore the fine was paid from taxpayers money, and Babbitt resigned and walked clear and free."

Thanks for your recall and posting this summary.


37 posted on 08/15/2005 9:58:45 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The civilized world must win WW IV/the Final Crusade and destroy Jihadism!)
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To: Grampa Dave
and currently serves on the Central Intelligence Agency's National Security Advisory Panel as well as the President's Review of Intelligence.

CURRENTLY????? NOW....THIS dATE, AUG>15TH???? She serves on the CIA NaTIONAL SECURITY ADVISORY PANEL and the PRESIDENT'S REVIEW OF INTTELLIGENCE?? COULD THIS BE TRUE?? It seems like a JOKE.

This info needs to be passed to Curt Weldon and some BLOGGERS!! Talk about the FOX guearding the Hen House!!

38 posted on 08/15/2005 10:08:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

This is old stuff. In fact one of these goes back to May 2001 before 9/11.

Bush orders review of intelligence -gathering operations
May 12, 2001 Posted: 5:22 PM EDT (2122 GMT)











WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush has ordered a review of U.S. intelligence-gathering operations and has tapped CIA Director George Tenet to supervise the comprehensive survey.

Tenet will oversee the review of the Central Intelligence Agency operations, as well as other intelligence-gathering entities.

The order places Tenet, the last CIA director under former President Bill Clinton, in charge of appointing members of two commissions to study all U.S. intelligence-gathering operations.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the president's review is a sign that he believes neither Tenet nor Clinton thoroughly evaluated the effectiveness or organizational structure of the U.S. intelligence apparatus.


39 posted on 08/15/2005 10:23:10 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The civilized world must win WW IV/the Final Crusade and destroy Jihadism!)
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To: Grampa Dave
"The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the president's review is a sign that he believes neither Tenet nor Clinton thoroughly evaluated the effectiveness or organizational structure of the U.S. intelligence apparatus."

Well, thank God for little freakin favors!!! One would certainly hope so!!!

Sometimes, the management of this once great nation just scares me almost to death!!! It gets downright SLOPPY!!!

40 posted on 08/15/2005 12:37:00 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Iraq! Our exit strategy is... VICTORY!!!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Gorelick's bio is written i 2004!!! And it says she's on the CIA Intelligence and Presiden't ADVISORY committee!! OMG!! The Fox is guarding the chickenhouse! How could Bush have her on these panels??


41 posted on 08/15/2005 3:35:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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