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Madison woman helps fund abortions
Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 8/22/10 | Doug Erickson

Posted on 08/22/2010 11:02:16 AM PDT by wagglebee

MADISON — At all hours, strangers phone Anne Nicol Gaylor's Madison home, always desperate.

The caller one recent morning was a middle-aged woman with a 14-year-old pregnant daughter.

"What clinic will she be using?" asked Gaylor, 83, jotting down the response and the cost of a second-trimester abortion ($875).

"If we helped with $300, do you think you could find the rest?" Gaylor asked.

After the call, Gaylor opened a checkbook for the Women's Medical Fund, a Madison nonprofit that has helped pay for abortions for 34 years. Gaylor has written every check for every abortion.

This was No. 18,986.

Controversial figure

Gaylor is well-known for leading the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison for decades. Less known is her work with the Women's Medical Fund, which she co-founded in 1976, the same year she helped start the foundation.

The fund's sole purpose is to pay for abortions. Last year, it paid out $162,202, about 75 percent of which came from individual donors, the rest from foundations.

There is no office and no paid staff. Gaylor, whose title is administrator, takes all of the calls — some 800 a year — at her dining room table on her home phone, the same one her four children and two granddaughters reach her on. There is no answering machine.

"It would burden anyone else to deal with all those calls," said her husband, Paul Gaylor, 84, a former vice president for a building maintenance company. "But she listens to every woman and cares for every single one of them."

The phone number isn't widely circulated. Women get referred from clinics, doctors and nurses.

"When you give money away, people find you," said Anne Nicol Gaylor, a petite woman with grayish-white hair and a soft voice.

'All about the child'

The Supreme Court legalized abortion three years before the fund began, but many women simply couldn't afford the procedure, said Bob West, 82, of Madison, a professor emeritus of chemistry and co-founder of the fund with his wife, Margaret West, now deceased, and Gaylor. The three had become friends through the Madison chapter of the group Zero Population Growth.

"For me, it was all about the child," he said. "In the kind of world I want to live in, all children would be wanted."

Gaylor said her motivation came from a doctor who told her about a girl who was raped by her father and had to drop out of high school to raise the child. "Those kind of stories are so numerous and so tragic," Gaylor said.

She sends out fundraising letters at least once a year, often tying the appeal to a significant event, such as Mother's Day.

"Of the 632 women the fund has helped so far this year, 147 were teenagers," Gaylor wrote to donors last Thanksgiving. "Of these, nine were only 13 years old, and one, not yet a teen, was just 12!"

Gaylor used the occasion of her 80th birthday to hold a fundraising party for the fund at the Madison home of Dr. Dennis Christensen, an abortion provider who has since retired. Gaylor sent invitations far afield, including one to a well-to-do woman in California she'd never met but who had donated to the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

The woman sent her regrets and a $20,000 check.

The other side

Anti-abortion activists have long been aware of the fund.

"It's a stark example of misguided compassion that serves as discrimination of the worst kind," said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. "To finance extermination of pre-born children because those children would have been brought up poor is deplorable."

Gaylor said no one is chasing down low-income pregnant woman. They're simply the ones who come to her. "If that's discrimination, so be it," she said. She thinks critics would view the fund differently if they heard the calls.

"We get calls, too," counters Sue Armacost, legislative director for Wisconsin Right to Life. "We understand how heartbreaking some situations are, but the answer is not urging and assisting a woman to destroy her child."

Others call Gaylor a hero.

"She's been on the front lines of two of the most contentious issues in our society, what I call the two A's - abortion and atheism," said Nora Cusack of Madison, a retired business owner and board treasurer of the Women's Medical Fund. "It's astonishing how fearless she is."

A way with language

Gaylor may look like Betty White, but her words still carry the socko punch that once led an audience member at the taping of a Philadelphia talk show to rush her from behind and put her in a chokehold.

On large families: "How presumptuous of someone to think the world is interested in a half-dozen or eight or 10 of their kids."

On anti-abortion activists: "They're religiously motivated, not intellectually motivated."

On abortion: "A blessing."

Gaylor said she has never had an abortion but once witnessed the procedure when a woman asked her to be in the room for support. It did not change her views, she said.

On the phone with strangers, Gaylor is gentle but pointed in her questioning.

"The guy who got you pregnant, is he helping you pay?" she asked a 19-year-old woman from Sheboygan with two children and a third on the way.

"What will you do next time so this doesn't happen again?" she asked a 25-year-old woman from Madison.

Looking ahead

The last three years have been tough on Gaylor's health. A blood clot took the vision in her left eye, and she has an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle soreness and stiffness.

She retired from the presidency of the Freedom From Religion Foundation in 2004. It is now run by her daughter and son-in-law, Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker.

The board of directors of the Women's Medical Fund has not discussed a succession plan, said West, who has been board president since its start. "It's something I probably need to talk to her about," he said, adding that he would defer to her wishes.

Gaylor does not mention slowing down. "My regret is that we don't have $1 million a year to give away so that we could help more women," she said.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2evil4words; abortion; annenicolgaylor; babykiller; bloodonherhands; gaylor; madison; moralabsolutes; murderess; prolife; womensmedicalfund
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On large families: "How presumptuous of someone to think the world is interested in a half-dozen or eight or 10 of their kids."

On anti-abortion activists: "They're religiously motivated, not intellectually motivated."

On abortion: "A blessing."

Pure evil.

1 posted on 08/22/2010 11:02:17 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 08/22/2010 11:03:05 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 08/22/2010 11:03:58 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

And I’ll bet you a dollar to a donut-hole that she was one of the first to call us “Baby Killers” when we came home to Madistan, on leave. (’69-’71)


4 posted on 08/22/2010 11:07:58 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: wagglebee

Jesus said, “It would be better to cast oneself into the sea than to mislead one of these little ones”.

May God have mercy on her soul.


5 posted on 08/22/2010 11:08:09 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: wagglebee

I didn’t know that people had children on the “presumption” that the “world is interested” in them.

What a weirdly whacko thing to say.


6 posted on 08/22/2010 11:08:31 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: wagglebee

“Gaylor does not mention slowing down.”
She’s 83 years old,God may decide to “slow her down”any day now.


7 posted on 08/22/2010 11:09:13 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: wagglebee
$Planned$ $Parenthood$ $expresses$ $its$ $sincerest$ $appreciation$.
8 posted on 08/22/2010 11:10:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: wagglebee
The last three years have been tough on Gaylor's health. A blood clot took the vision in her left eye, and she has an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle soreness and stiffness.

Good. I hope this POS croaks.

9 posted on 08/22/2010 11:11:18 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: wagglebee

She had a daughter? How presumptuous of her to think that the world wants her to pass on her evil thinking. She is to be pitied and prayed for.


10 posted on 08/22/2010 11:11:34 AM PDT by hometoroost (I'm sorry did you say "post racial" president or "most racial" president?)
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To: wagglebee
Classic example of liberal hate masquerading as compassion.
11 posted on 08/22/2010 11:13:40 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: wagglebee

“How presumptuous of someone to think the world is interested in a half-dozen or eight or 10 of their kids.””

How presumptuous of you to think it is your right to decide so.
Notice this evil hag has four of her own.


12 posted on 08/22/2010 11:13:55 AM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: wagglebee

Ironic that not 30 minutes ago I was watching a world demographic video on youtube that reported that in Europe the average Muslim family has 8 children.

This woman is a demon.


13 posted on 08/22/2010 11:15:20 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: wagglebee

Death Granny. May she live long enough to realize what she’s done.


14 posted on 08/22/2010 11:18:29 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: wagglebee

I bet the angel of death is her best friend!


15 posted on 08/22/2010 11:18:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: huldah1776

Actually she is a deceived sinful soul held in bondage the Satan.


16 posted on 08/22/2010 11:18:46 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: wagglebee

Pinch me. I can’t believe a liberal woman actually paying out her OWN money to finance abortions.

I’ll give her that much.

Otherwise, I’d call her sick. And, seeing as she goes back far enough to have known Margaret Sanger personally, I can’t help but wonder as to her motivation. She clearly doesn’t have a problem with children per se.


17 posted on 08/22/2010 11:20:22 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: wagglebee
"Pure evil."

Yes, I agree.

18 posted on 08/22/2010 11:20:26 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: wagglebee
The last three years have been tough on Gaylor's health. A blood clot took the vision in her left eye, and she has an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle soreness and stiffness.

Paging Dr. Kevorkian.

19 posted on 08/22/2010 11:22:11 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: wagglebee
This woman must be so full of self-loathing to do what she is doing.

Disgusting.

20 posted on 08/22/2010 11:23:11 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: wagglebee
Anne Nicol Gaylor, 83Anne Nicol Gaylor, 83
21 posted on 08/22/2010 11:25:27 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Farmer Dean

It is clear that God allowing her to live as long as she has, is giving her every opportunity to repent and turn to Him.


22 posted on 08/22/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ReneeLynn

In the burning pits of hell,she’ll have all of eternity to contemplate what she did.


23 posted on 08/22/2010 11:27:00 AM PDT by Gapplega
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To: huldah1776

Wonder how many “other than white” babies she has helped murder?
We are being outnumbered by choosing to have only 2-3 children.
How many anchor babies are born here by the same mothers every year?

Why not move this old biddy to the border and let her spread her form of gospel to the illegals? They would scream and holler over that one in DC!


24 posted on 08/22/2010 11:27:04 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: wagglebee

The woman’s viewpoint is clear: the program started from a chapter (in the 1970’s) of an organization promoting zero population growth.

It’s not about abortion, per se, for her; it’s about one less human.

She’d abort everybody reading this, as well, if it were legal to do so.

The World must have a smaller population; it’s only big enough for ‘her kind’.


25 posted on 08/22/2010 11:27:50 AM PDT by ziravan ("Are you better off now than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?")
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To: wagglebee

So if this woman had been killed in, say a car accident in the late 70’s, how many of these aborted babies might have been born?


26 posted on 08/22/2010 11:30:38 AM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: wagglebee
"Of the 632 women the fund has helped so far this year, 147 were teenagers," Gaylor wrote to donors last Thanksgiving. "Of these, nine were only 13 years old, and one, not yet a teen, was just 12!"

Those are girls, not women. I shudder to think about the circumstances of their pregnancies.

Such a celebratory tone in her fundraising letter. I do not want to ever know what depths of horror lurk in a mind like that.
27 posted on 08/22/2010 11:34:21 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: wagglebee
reading this makes me nauseous
28 posted on 08/22/2010 11:36:37 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: wagglebee

Anne Nicol Gaylor’s home number isn’t given out.

Her daughter’s organizational phone number, however, is available. It would interest you to know that Anne Nicol’s spawn, Annie L. Gaylor, is CO-FOUNDER of the Freedom From Religion group in Madison, Wisconsin.

Gee, what a shocker. Mom donates hundreds of thousands of dollars for blood sacrifices to kill babies, and her daughter leads a group to go after religious freedoms, getting any semblance of God removed wherever they think they can. Mom must be so proud daughter didn’t fall far from the tree.

If you’d like to leave her a message about what she does, or what her mom does, you can contact her at:

Freedom From Religion Foundation 608-256-8900


29 posted on 08/22/2010 11:36:39 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: wagglebee

“On large families: “How presumptuous of someone to think the world is interested in a half-dozen or eight or 10 of their kids.”

And how presumptuous of YOU to judge how big a family someone chooses to have.

I can already guess at the rest of her political stances.


30 posted on 08/22/2010 11:36:42 AM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: mlizzy

Looks like she’d have fit right in with the nazi butchers in the death camps.

It pains me to say that I live 30 miles from Madison where these murders are being committed.


31 posted on 08/22/2010 11:38:55 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( I am woman, hear me roar. NOVEMBER! FREEDOM!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I forgot to mention both women are co-founders of Freedom From Religion - the mom (Anne N.) and the daughter (Annie L.) are BOTH founders.

Wonder if Freedom From Religion funds are being shuttled over to pay for abortions. Perhaps some bookkeeping reviews are in order.


32 posted on 08/22/2010 11:39:22 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: wagglebee
There is a way that seems right to a [wo]man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12

May God have mercy on her soul for she knows not what she's doing.

33 posted on 08/22/2010 11:39:28 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Robwin

She knows exactly what she’s doing.


34 posted on 08/22/2010 11:45:07 AM PDT by Gapplega
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To: wagglebee
Gaylor has written every check for every abortion. This was No. 18,986.

Is she keeping count so that she can have the total engraved on her tombstone?

35 posted on 08/22/2010 11:47:34 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: LostInBayport
I do not want to ever know what depths of horror lurk in a mind like that.

"Gaylor said she has never had an abortion but once witnessed the procedure when a woman asked her to be in the room for support. It did not change her views, she said."

There's a pretty good indication. When you can 'witness' the dismembering of a human being and respond with not so much of a hesitation...well evil knows no bounds.

'It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God' and she is soon to find out the truth in that statement.

36 posted on 08/22/2010 11:49:20 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Lurking mode "on")
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To: wagglebee

Stupid C*^t all children are wanted if not by their Mother by others who woulkd raise them as their own.I sure would not want that on my soul.


37 posted on 08/22/2010 11:51:05 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: sinanju
a liberal woman actually paying out her OWN money

She sends out "foundation" money. I wonder if she collects a small salary, or operational costs.

38 posted on 08/22/2010 11:52:51 AM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan. Pray the Rosary)
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To: wagglebee

May God to her and more for every baby she paid to have sacrificed to satan as a little human blood offering.


39 posted on 08/22/2010 11:53:37 AM PDT by abortionisalwaysmurder (Before you kill your baby, ask yourself, What did the baby do?)
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To: wagglebee

Hell will have a special place for her and her kindred.


40 posted on 08/22/2010 11:58:41 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: TheConservativeParty
It pains me to say that I live 30 miles from Madison where these murders are being committed.
I used to live in Madison when I was single. Nice town! All this woman needs is a visit from a saint! Have you read this story? Link.
41 posted on 08/22/2010 11:59:25 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: wagglebee

The reason evil like this succeeds is because good men and women have done nothing. We are running out of time to stand up for the children and against the monsters of this earth.


42 posted on 08/22/2010 12:01:00 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The last three years have been tough on Gaylor's health. A blood clot took the vision in her left eye, and she has an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle soreness and stiffness.

Good. I hope this POS croaks.

The last three years have been tough on Gaylor's health. A blood clot took the vision in her left eye, and she has an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle soreness and stiffness. Good. I hope this POS croaks.


Correction, The last three years have been tough on Gaylor's health. A blood clot took the vision in her left eye, and she has an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle soreness and stiffness. Good. I hope this POS croaks suffers.

43 posted on 08/22/2010 12:09:49 PM PDT by abortionisalwaysmurder (Before you kill your baby, ask yourself, What did the baby do?)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Classic example of liberal hate masquerading as compassion.


I agree with you but I cannot understand why they hate babies in the womb so much.

44 posted on 08/22/2010 12:11:48 PM PDT by abortionisalwaysmurder (Before you kill your baby, ask yourself, What did the baby do?)
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To: mlizzy

the very face of evil.


45 posted on 08/22/2010 12:12:58 PM PDT by abortionisalwaysmurder (Before you kill your baby, ask yourself, What did the baby do?)
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To: wagglebee

What an evil old beotch.

I’ll bet she has a particularly warm spot in Hell waiting.


46 posted on 08/22/2010 12:30:55 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
Gaylor has written every check for every abortion. This was No. 18,986.

Is she keeping count so that she can have the total engraved on her tombstone?

There was a guard at one of the death camps (Sobibor, I think) that made it his goal to personally kill 25,000 Jews. He did not make his goal.

But if her goal is to kill 25,000 minorities, she may just make it. And it is about killing those minorities.

47 posted on 08/22/2010 12:39:47 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: mlizzy

She looks like Sandra Day O’Connor


48 posted on 08/22/2010 12:45:08 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: MSSC6644

She sends out “foundation” money. I wonder if she collects a small salary, or operational costs

a small salary......lets see now, she collects hundreds of thousands of dollars at her dining room table that the I.R.S. knows nothing about. Because she is so pure of heart, she follows proper protocol, files her federal, state and fica obligations, sends them all a check................yeah right, think about it, like the whore she is, she puts out tax free


49 posted on 08/22/2010 1:01:52 PM PDT by terycarl (sstrations)
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To: hometoroost

She does indeed have a daughter: her name is Anne, she named her daughter Annie. An interesting choice of names, don’t you think?


50 posted on 08/22/2010 1:15:02 PM PDT by yellow rubber ducky (One day I realized I am living in Bizarro world.)
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