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'Pro-choice' co-founder rips abortion industry shocking behind-the-scenes story
World Net Daily Whistleblower Magazine ^ | 12.20.02

Posted on 12/23/2002 7:55:08 PM PST by victim soul

Doctors, clinic staffers tell shocking behind-the-scenes story

"Women must have control over their own bodies."

"Safe and legal abortion is every woman's right."

"Who decides? You decide!"

"Freedom of choice – a basic American right."

The "pro-choice movement's" emotionally compelling slogans – fierce rallying cries of the most successful political marketing campaign in modern history, which made abortion-on-demand legal in the U.S.A. – have been powerful rhetorical weapons for fighting off efforts to reverse Roe v. Wade, coming up on its 30th anniversary next month.

"I remember laughing when we made those slogans up," recalls Bernard Nathanson, M.D., co-founder of pro-abortion group NARAL, reminiscing about the early days of the abortion-rights movement in the late '60s and early '70s. "We were looking for some sexy, catchy slogans to capture public opinion. They were very cynical slogans then, just as all of these slogans today are very, very cynical."

Besides having served as chairman of the executive committee of NARAL – originally, the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, and later renamed the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League – as well as its medical committee, Nathanson was one of the principal architects and strategists of the abortion movement in the United States. He tells an astonishing story.

"In 1968 I met Lawrence Lader," says Nathanson. "Lader had just finished a book called 'Abortion,' and in it had made the audacious demand that abortion should be legalized throughout the country. I had just finished a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and was impressed with the number of women who were coming into our clinics, wards and hospitals suffering from illegal, infected, botched abortions.

"Lader and I were perfect for each other. We sat down and plotted out the organization now known as NARAL. With Betty Friedan, we set up this organization and began working on the strategy.

"We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a liberal, enlightened, sophisticated one," recalls the movement's co-founder. "Knowing that if a true poll were taken, we would be soundly defeated, we simply fabricated the results of fictional polls. We announced to the media that we had taken polls and that 60 percent of Americans were in favor of permissive abortion. This is the tactic of the self-fulfilling lie. Few people care to be in the minority. We aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000, but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000.

"Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public. The number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200-250 annually. The figure we constantly fed to the media was 10,000. These false figures took root in the consciousness of Americans, convincing many that we needed to crack the abortion law.

"Another myth we fed to the public through the media was that legalizing abortion would only mean that the abortions taking place illegally would then be done legally. In fact, of course, abortion is now being used as a primary method of birth control in the U.S. and the annual number of abortions has increased by 1,500 percent since legalization."

What was the result of NARAL's brilliantly deceitful marketing campaign, bolstered by thoroughly fraudulent research?

In New York, the law outlawing abortion had been on the books for 140 years. "In two years of work, we at NARAL struck that law down," says Nathanson. "We lobbied the legislature, we captured the media, we spent money on public relations. … Our first year's budget was $7,500. Of that, $5,000 was allotted to a public relations firm to persuade the media of the correctness of our position. That was in 1969."

New York immediately became the abortion capital for the eastern half of the United States.

"We were inundated with applicants for abortion," says Nathanson. "To that end, I set up a clinic, the Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health (C.R.A.S.H.), which operated in the east side of Manhattan. It had 10 operating rooms, 35 doctors, 85 nurses. It operated seven days a week, from 8 am to midnight. We did 120 abortions every day in that clinic. At the end of the two years that I was the director, we had done 60,000 abortions. I myself, with my own hands, have done 5,000 abortions. I have supervised another 10,000 that residents have done under my direction. So I have 75,000 abortions in my life. Those are pretty good credentials to speak on the subject of abortion."

But something happened to Nathanson – something profound. Just as it happened to countless other abortionists, abortion-clinic owners and staffers. Just as it happened to Norma McCorvey – the real name for "Jane Roe," the plaintiff in the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision.

These pioneers of the abortion-rights movement have all arrived at the same conclusion – that abortion is the unjust killing of a human baby – and have come over to the other side of the raging abortion war.

In the upcoming January edition of WND's acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine – titled "ABORTION: The 30-year war" – Nathanson and a host of other former abortionists and clinic personnel, as well as former pro-choice poster girl McCorvey, together blow the lid off of the extraordinarily deceitful, destructive but lucrative abortion business, long protected by the establishment media's reluctance to investigate it.

"This issue of Whistleblower is shattering," said Editor and CEO Joseph Farah. "I don't think the reality of abortion and the surrounding issues have ever been communicated in a more compelling way. The story laid out here is comprehensive, documented, gut-wrenching and totally, undeniably, scandalously true. You simply won't be the same after you read it." (Editor's note: This issue contains graphic photographs of abortions, and may not be suitable for children.)

Also in this edition of Whistleblower:

Perhaps the first-ever in-depth report by a news organization on the widespread incidence of rape and sexual abuse within abortion clinics – sometimes perpetrated by clinic staff but usually by the abortionists themselves.

The most comprehensive journalistic look yet at the link between abortion and breast cancer – and why doctors, while conceding the risk factor to each other, are so reluctant to talk about it to their patients. Other cutting-edge reports include: How abortion proponents are engaged in a brazen strategy to bankrupt anti-abortion groups by forcing them to defend themselves against never-ending lawsuits; how five new peer-reviewed studies in the past year show widespread physical and psychological trauma to women undergoing abortions, although the news media have largely ignored the studies; and much more.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; cultureofdeath; fatheroflies
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1 posted on 12/23/2002 7:55:08 PM PST by victim soul
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To: victim soul
Good post. Unfortunately, when you tell people about corruption and coverup within 'healthcare' institutions they still don't believe it. Guess for some they just have to see it with their own eyes.
2 posted on 12/23/2002 8:00:48 PM PST by Scupoli
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To: victim soul
Some light of Truth.

Alas, many millions of eyes will never read of this truth save from Heaven.
3 posted on 12/23/2002 8:04:53 PM PST by Quix
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To: victim soul
Ironic how persons named Nathanson, Lader and Friedan carried out a holocaust. How many Nazis can claim as much blood on their hands as them?
4 posted on 12/23/2002 8:17:28 PM PST by 2right
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To: victim soul
This story really needs to get picked up and commented on.
Mainstream media may not touch it but Drudge and net bloggers certainly should give it the publicity it deserves.
5 posted on 12/23/2002 8:18:17 PM PST by visualops
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To: victim soul
This is profoundly disturbing.
6 posted on 12/23/2002 8:20:28 PM PST by Kryptonite
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To: CheneyChick; vikingchick; Victoria Delsoul; WIMom; one_particular_harbour; kmiller1k; GOPJ; ...
((((((growl)))))



7 posted on 12/23/2002 8:21:38 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: victim soul
Incredible story. Thanks for posting.
8 posted on 12/23/2002 8:24:16 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: 2right
But they had to make money some way or another so they could buy all of those BMW's and Mercedes and Audi's, and Porsches, dontcha know. Amazing, absolutely amazing.
9 posted on 12/23/2002 8:27:52 PM PST by Bedford Forrest
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To: victim soul
"In 1968 ....was impressed with the number of women who were coming into our clinics, wards and hospitals suffering from illegal, infected, botched abortions.

So the decline in morality of the 60's led to an explosion of abortions...that led to the ultimate afront of sensible people...killing the unborn...no mystery here...

10 posted on 12/23/2002 8:29:50 PM PST by antaresequity
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To: victim soul
Bump
11 posted on 12/23/2002 8:30:10 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: victim soul
So I have 75,000 abortions in my life. Those are pretty good credentials to speak on the subject of abortion
12 posted on 12/23/2002 8:31:23 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: victim soul
Unbelievably, before this stage of his life, Bernard Nathanson was my wife's obstetrician. He would have delivered my oldest son, but happened to be away when the time came. One of his associates did the delivery.

Needless to say, I followed his abortion career and his later recantation with much interest.

13 posted on 12/23/2002 8:31:53 PM PST by T'wit
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To: victim soul
"We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a liberal, enlightened and sophisticated one," recalls the movement's co-founder.

Only a liberal could rationalize that butchering a pre-born human being is "enlightened and sophisticated."

The degree of self-hypnosis and delusion is staggering.

14 posted on 12/23/2002 8:37:40 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Bedford Forrest
But they had to make money some way or another so they could buy all of those BMW's and Mercedes and Audi's, and Porsches, dontcha know. Amazing, absolutely amazing.

Bingo! Those cars will be atomized and the owners will still be burning in hell.

15 posted on 12/23/2002 8:38:39 PM PST by Leto
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To: T'wit
When I was in medical school in the mid 70's (sigh) you could allows identify who the OB residents were. They were the ones driving the Mercedes.
Compassion and sophistication can be lucrative.
16 posted on 12/23/2002 8:39:08 PM PST by JusPasenThru
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To: visualops
Lawrence Lader (Population [control] Council is the one who brought and profits from RU-486 (made in communist China, no less!) to the United States.
17 posted on 12/23/2002 8:39:49 PM PST by victim soul
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To: victim soul
Bump
18 posted on 12/23/2002 8:39:55 PM PST by SAMWolf
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To: Sabertooth
These pioneers of the abortion-rights movement have all arrived at the same conclusion – that abortion is the unjust killing of a human baby – and have come over to the other side of the raging abortion war.

Worth repeating. Thanks for the ping, Saber.

19 posted on 12/23/2002 8:52:55 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul
You're welcome, Miss Delsoul.



20 posted on 12/23/2002 8:57:22 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: victim soul
You might like to read this more in-depth description by the Dr. about what led to his change of heart-
http://www.vidahumana.org/english/family/ex-abortionist.html





21 posted on 12/23/2002 9:08:29 PM PST by visualops
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To: Kryptonite
http://www.alighthouse.com/wept.htm
22 posted on 12/23/2002 9:14:13 PM PST by victim soul
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To: victim soul
originally, the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, and later renamed the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League

Actually, during the late seventies it was simply, the National Abortion Rights Action League. (They must have come up with the "Reproductive" line later; we all know how much these people care about "reproductive" rights.) I know that, because my sister worked there at the time. We haven't spoken in years.

23 posted on 12/23/2002 9:17:08 PM PST by mrustow
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To: victim soul
Thanks for the post--heartwrenching as it is...........
24 posted on 12/23/2002 9:20:41 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: visualops
Mainstream media may not touch it but Drudge and net bloggers certainly should give it the publicity it deserves.

Alert Dr. Laura about this. She will get the news out to her listeners. But let World Net Daily know about it first or Dr. Laura's listeners will crash the site like the dittoheads crashed Free Republic.
25 posted on 12/23/2002 9:36:27 PM PST by redheadtoo
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To: victim soul
Great post. This should have national coverage, but of course it won't make it there.
26 posted on 12/23/2002 9:58:09 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: victim soul
bump.
27 posted on 12/23/2002 10:01:05 PM PST by hillsborofox
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To: hillsborofox
Another hidden benefit of what we learned from this post is that that THE SAME METHODS USED TO REPEAL ABORTION LAWS ARE BEING USED BY EVERY OTHER LIBERAL GROUP.

It wouldn't be surprised if deceptive polling and statistics were not being used by gay activists, environmentalists, homeless advocates and many others. It's time to expose the lies by going behind the numbers and ask for proof. Belesail's (probably misspelled) book on guns in America is a case in point of what happens when "research" is challenged. His book was shown to be a fraud. KEEP DIGGING!
28 posted on 12/23/2002 10:11:57 PM PST by winner3000
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To: Quix
...Many millions of eyes will never read of this truth save from Heaven..

1) 2 Jn 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

2) Prov 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood...

3) Matt 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (KJV)

29 posted on 12/23/2002 11:10:53 PM PST by hoosierskypilot
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To: victim soul
read later
30 posted on 12/23/2002 11:14:56 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: hoosierskypilot
FOR SURE.

THANKS.
AMEN.
31 posted on 12/24/2002 12:18:04 AM PST by Quix
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To: victim soul
Why am I not surprised. Reading this makes me feel very sad... and very very old.
32 posted on 12/24/2002 12:31:13 AM PST by Ronin
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To: victim soul
What is wrong with this picture?

A self admitted mass murderer has a change of heart, rats out his former friends and is welcomed by the opposition leaders with open arms.

The pedophile priests should take a lesson from this guy. At least one of them should tell his whole story ("I raped over 15 young boys, so I should know something about pedophilia."). Given the same standard as the mass murderer in this story, our confessed priest would be given a warm welcome by the leaders of anti-pedophile community. He would be invited to speak at "Protect the children" conferences. Dr. Laura could invite the priest to speak on her shows.

33 posted on 12/24/2002 1:10:33 AM PST by Jeff Gordon
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To: victim soul
>>Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public. The number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200-250 annually. The figure we constantly fed to the media was 10,000.

I common tactic of the libs. How can we ever believe anything they say? That's why I don't believe the global warming scenerios.
34 posted on 12/24/2002 1:47:44 AM PST by The Raven
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To: Jeff Gordon; victim soul
"...and I began to think about, for the first time, what we had really been doing there --morally and ethically what we had been doing. And this was coincidental with my assuming on the first of January of 1973, when I left the clinic, the post of chief of obstetrical services at the St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. Now that's a teaching institution for Columbia University Medical School, and it was just at that time, at that very time and I --I'm sure it is no coincidence-- the hand of God was there. But it was at that very time that we began to move in to the hospital the new equipment, the new technology in obstetrics, principally ultrasound and fetal heart monitoring, taping ... electronic fetal heart monitor, which threw open a window into the womb. And for those of us who were not blind, who would look, it opened up a whole new world. For the first time, we could really see the human fetus. Really measure it. Observe it. Watch it, and bond with it --bond with it. Love it. And I began to do that. I was working with this technology, which was all new, but I found myself bonding with the unborn.

Tell you an anecdote --not an anecdote really, it was ... an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine about ten years ago, maybe more, written by a physician and an ethicist at the University of Virginia. They had ten women come into their abortion unit, but before the abortion they did an ultrasound examination on each woman, and they turned the screen to the woman so she could see. Nine out of ten of them left that clinic still pregnant. That's how powerful the bonding became...

... So ... I come to you here today on the brink of conversion, believing the hand of God has moved me here. Believing that God will forgive me for the blood on my hands, the lives I have taken, the tragedies I have created, and ultimately the shambles that has been my life. I wish all of you, I beg you to pray for me. "


Excerpted from a taped talk given by Dr. Bernard Nathanson at Human Life International's 13th World Conference, 1994.
35 posted on 12/24/2002 5:50:13 AM PST by visualops
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To: redheadtoo
Good idea.
I wrote Drudge but who knows what his email situation is.
You would think Fox would pick it up.
36 posted on 12/24/2002 5:52:34 AM PST by visualops
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To: victim soul
Pro-life bump!
37 posted on 12/24/2002 6:08:38 AM PST by Salvation
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To: victim soul
RU-486 = Are you for killing?

Not you, victim soul, just the translation that many people don't realize is there.
38 posted on 12/24/2002 6:10:53 AM PST by Salvation
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To: redheadtoo
Well, she has no email so I faxed her, and emailed WND about it, plus Fox News.

39 posted on 12/24/2002 6:23:58 AM PST by visualops
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To: visualops
Thanks for spreading the word.

Lies, Lies, and more lies -- while we have lost the children of the boomer generation who won't be here to pay health care costs and social security for their elders due to their parents' RIGHT TO CHOOSE.

Euthanasia will obviously be the next promoted right -- aka I/YOU HAVE THE RIGHT/DUTY TO DIE!!
40 posted on 12/24/2002 6:29:54 AM PST by victim soul
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To: Vic3O3; cavtrooper21
Ping

Semper Fi
41 posted on 12/24/2002 6:36:44 AM PST by dd5339
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To: Leto
MY hubby is a Doc and we dont have any of those. Stop stereotyping docs!
42 posted on 12/24/2002 6:38:01 AM PST by pitinkie
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To: victim soul
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We sat down and plotted out the organization now known as NARAL. With Betty Friedan, we set up this organization and began working on the strategy. "We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a liberal, enlightened, sophisticated one..."


Baby Butcherin' Betty

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43 posted on 12/24/2002 7:50:05 AM PST by ppaul
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To: janetgreen
bump
44 posted on 12/25/2002 10:13:19 PM PST by victim soul
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To: toenail; patent; Siobhan
FYI
45 posted on 12/26/2002 6:21:57 AM PST by victim soul
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To: victim soul
Check out Kevin Sherlock's books, Victims of Choice and The Scarlet Survey.
46 posted on 12/26/2002 7:24:48 AM PST by toenail
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To: victim soul; Siobhan; Salvation; nickcarraway
Clients like this is why I got out of Marketing and Public Relations. It sounds awfully familiar.

I'm glad these people are blowing the whistle on themselves.
47 posted on 12/26/2002 7:32:32 AM PST by Desdemona
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To: victim soul
OK, I don't have my latest issue with me so I'm going to butcher some references with my memory, but here goes:

The latest issue of Focus on the Family Magazine has an article in it that talks about Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe of Roe V. Wade) and Jane Doe. I can't remember Jane Doe's real name but she was prominent in another abortion case, was it Doe vs. Bolton?

I was already familiar with McCorvey's story and how she was used by the pro-death camp to extend abortion rights, but I had not heard of the other woman before. According to the article, she had not even wanted an abortion. She was seeking a divorce. The first she knew she had "wanted an abortion" was after she had won the right in court. According to her story, she never saw that affidavit that was produced. If that is her signature on it it was stuck in with some divorce papers and she didn't read it clearly.

As with this story, you have to be careful when liars switch sides. We believe that the baby killers would do these things so we are quick to believe the slightest hint that they have done these things. I pray all these whistle blower stories have been thoroughly investigated and hold water. One other reason to believe them is that these people have nothing to gain by coming forward and a lot to lose.

If anyone has better details on Jane Doe, please post them.

Shalom
48 posted on 12/26/2002 8:09:20 AM PST by ArGee
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To: victim soul
**"Freedom of choice – a basic American right."**

NOT!

Every human being (baby) has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as guaranteed in the Constitution.

Abortion is not a right! Their thinking is screwed!
49 posted on 12/26/2002 11:35:23 AM PST by Salvation
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To: janetgreen
**This should have national coverage,**

Would Hannity or O'Reilly have the courage to broadcast it?
50 posted on 12/26/2002 11:37:15 AM PST by Salvation
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