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Oklahoma Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill That Closed Numerous Abortion Clinics in Texas
life news ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/29/2014 5:33:16 PM PDT by Morgana

Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday signed the bill that requires abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when an abortion is done on an unborn baby.

When the state of Texas clamped down on abortion clinics that could not follow basic health and safety standards and failed to ensure abortion practitioners had admitting privileges at local hospitals in cases where women are injured in botched abortions, abortion clinics closed down because they couldn’t comply. As many as 20 Texas abortion clinics have closed or stopping doing abortions.

oklalogo4Now, Oklahoma is following suit.

The pro-life bill will protect women by ensuring that abortionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital, which is a health and safety standard many abortion clinics who put women’s health at risk can’t meet.

Based on Americans United for Life model legislation found in the Women’s Protection Project, the bill is designed to protect women from “house of horrors” clinics such as the clinic in which convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell operated.

“Common-sense regulation of abortion clinics is not only popular with Americans, it represents the very least that the highly profitable abortion industry should do for women,” said AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “For too long an under-regulated, rarely monitored and unaccountable abortion industry has pushed the boundaries of the law to increase profits. If abortion clinics are as safe as their lobby claims, why do they fight following the same kinds of standards that apply to other medical facilities?”

The Oklahoma law would require that across the board standards be applied to every abortion clinic. Current law allows each clinic to submit their own operational plan for review by the state.

“Across the country, news of women dying in abortion clinics has been too common and illustrates why under-regulated clinics should not be left to their own devices,” said Dr. Yoest. “Thanks to Senator Greg Treat and Representative Randy Grau for their leadership on this important bill.”

Why are laws requiring abortion practitioners to hold admitting privileges necessary? Consider Angela’s story.

Angela was twenty weeks pregnant when she walked into a dingy abortion clinic in Santa Ana, California, on August 7, 2004. Her abortion was completed in five minutes with little or no pain relief by an 84-year old abortionist, Phillip Rand, who rotated his time between several clinics throughout Southern California.

When he was done with Angela’s abortion, he got in his car and began the three-hour drive on congested California freeways to another abortion clinic in Chula Vista, near the Mexican border, where he had more patients waiting. But when Angela started bleeding heavily, the two medical aids, who were the only ones left in the clinic, didn’t know what to do. One called Rand and asked him to return to the clinic to help the hemorrhaging women, but Rand refused. He was already an hour or so away and didn’t want to go back and risk losing business in Chula Vista. He told them to call 911 if she got any worse.

Angela did get worse – much worse. By the time paramedics arrived, it was too late. They found her in a pool of her own blood. There was no oxygen or no crash cart at the clinic, but it is doubtful that the two minimally-trained aids would have know how to operate them if they had been available. Angela was transported to a local hospital where she later died.

One paramedic was so incensed by how he found Angela that he reported Rand to his supervisor who, in turn, notified the Medical Board. A signed declaration from the paramedic noted, “This was the worst post-partum patient situation at a medical clinic I have ever encountered during my time as a paramedic.” Twenty months later Rand surrendered his medical license.

For Angela, there was no continuity of care. Rand held no hospital privileges. This allowed him to operate well below the standard of care at the cost of one woman’s life.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Oklahoma; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; fallin; maryfallin; oklahoma; prolife; texas

1 posted on 05/29/2014 5:33:17 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

RE: Oklahoma Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill That Closed Numerous Abortion Clinics in Texas

Just reading the title gave me the impression that the bill he signed in Oklahoma CAUSED abortion clinics in Texas to close.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Morgana

She’s trying to hide from her Common Core disaster.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 5:40:59 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“admitting privileges at a nearby hospital”

Yea for some reason abortion clinics can’t get them, oh gee I wonder why? /sarc


4 posted on 05/29/2014 5:43:43 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: savedbygrace
She’s trying to hide from her Common Core disaster.

A phenomenal start. Getting rid of abortion should be number one priority for any conservative especially on Free Republic.

5 posted on 05/29/2014 5:43:54 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Morgana

Well-regulated mass murder is still mass murder.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 5:46:58 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance; wagglebee; All

You don’ get it. These clinics can’t get, and for some strange reason don’t want hospital admitting privileges. This is a big deal PLEASE PLEASE PLEAS don’t under mind it. This is a way to shut most of them down.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 5:52:41 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Probably they practice unsafe health practice in some of those clinics

You can’t get restaurant license in State of CA with their record LOL!


8 posted on 05/29/2014 5:54:29 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Morgana

I get it completely. This “strategy” of passing bills that in effect end with “and then you can go ahead and kill the baby” has never worked, and it won’t work now.

Just ban it.

Come into compliance with the explicit, imperative requirement of our constitutions that ALL persons be equally protected in their supreme God-given, unalienable rights.

It’s not optional.

“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.”

“No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

We’ll never save this country until people stop pretending that it is.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 6:00:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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10 posted on 05/29/2014 6:01:35 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: napscoordinator

I know.

But I will not vote for her again, because of Common Core.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 6:12:37 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Morgana
Don't mind EV on this topic. We've had these abortion battles before. He was wrong then, and he's wrong now.

Most states banned abortion prior to 1973. The few that did allow it, had strict regulations. The best step is to now regulate it back out of existence, and this is a brilliant tactic. Of course, EV wants to ridiculously use a hail-mary tactic that has no chance of passing and will do nothing to save babies lives in the short-term.

12 posted on 05/29/2014 6:16:53 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It was legislative exceptions to equal protection of the supreme God-given, unalienable right of the individual person that opened the door to abortion on demand, and it is exceptions that keep that hellish wide door open to this day.

Until folks recognize that, and stop compromising what should never be compromised, that won’t change. And this free republic consequently cannot possibly be saved.

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

— Psalm 11:3

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are CREATED EQUAL, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men...”

— The Declaration of Independence

“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.”

— The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution

“No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

— The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution


13 posted on 05/29/2014 7:08:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
It was legislative exceptions to equal protection of the supreme God-given, unalienable right of the individual person that opened the door to abortion on demand, and it is exceptions that keep that hellish wide door open to this day.

No, it was a rogue court in 1973 that opened the door to abortion.

Explain why states had their own laws on the books then?

14 posted on 05/29/2014 7:37:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: savedbygrace

Fair enough. I know Common Core is awful.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 7:52:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Texas legislators put a law on the books that treated unborn persons as much less than other persons. Which the Blackmun court used as a pretext for treating them as less than a human person, with the protections of the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendment that involves.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 8:45:59 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Which is why I posted earlier:

“It was legislative exceptions to equal protection of the supreme God-given, unalienable right of the individual person that opened the door to abortion on demand, and it is exceptions that keep that hellish wide door open to this day.”


17 posted on 05/29/2014 8:47:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Morgana

BTTT! Let’s close them down!


18 posted on 05/29/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana
Most recent at the bottom!

Lawrence (KS) abortion clinic closes because of funding woes
Eugene abortion clinic closes; surprising many (Hooray !!!)
Prayer credited for closing of abortion clinic [Eugene, OR]
Planned Parenthood will shut down 3 clinics [Indiana]
Persevering Students Help Close Abortion Clinic [Santa Paula, CA--Thomas Aquinas College]
Abortion Clinic Managers Quit After Being Outed by Operation Rescue [Wichita, Kansas]
One Man's God Squad: Troy Newman's plan to stop abortions in Wichita, Kansas
Baby Saved From Abortion is Baptized [New Orleans]
Thank You Bishop Rhoades: A Personal Account of An Abortion Protest With A Catholic Bishop -- still praying -- Harrisburg, PA
Judges rule civil suits against Planned Parenthood can proceed [Los Angeles, CA]

STOPP Planned Parenthood
CA: Abortion opponents hope to limit access for California girls (Prop 73)
Jill Stanek's Accurate Summary of Cincinnati Abortion Center Closing: 'Debi Does Ohio"
Clinic is caught in the fog of abortion war (Abortion Clinic Closes) [Springfield, Missouri]
PBS program looks at Mississippi's last abortion clinic
Former abortion clinic ‘resurrected’ as Catholic chapel [Buffalo, NY]
Health Department suspends license of Montgomery abortion clinic [Alabama]
Abortion center ordered to close: East Side clinic cited with violations [Cleveland, Ohio]
Yet another abortionist can't stand heat, quits [Daytona Beach, Forida]
Controversial Chicago Abortion clinic closing

Planned Parenthood closes clinic after clinic
Planned Parenthood to close Longview clinic (WA)
State shuts abortion clinic over health risks [Englewood, New Jersey]
Atlantic City abortion clinic shut for violations [New Jersey]
Atlantic City Abortion Center Closes Down for Good After Health Violations
Late-Term Abortion Facility in Dallas, [TX] To Close - Eighth Closure Since Bishop Began Prayer at Clinics
New York Abortion Clinic Closes Today; Was site of 40 Days for Life Vigil [200 East Eckerson Road in New City, N.Y}
Planned Parenthood Abortion Center [Temporarily] Closes Instead of Following New Law [Sioux Falls, SD]
[South Dakota] Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Closes Instead of Following New Law [Sioux Falls]
Abortion Provider Closes Doors Instead of Obeying Laws, Old Media Silent [Sioux Falls, SD]

Planned Parenthood Lays Off SD Director
Planned Parenthood Lays Off Staff Over Economy, South Dakota Director Fired
Planned Parenthood Out of Texas Panhandle: STOPP Plan Ousts Abortion Chain from Amarillo
Abortion facility to close following 40 Days for Life campaign [Orange Co. CA]
"We have a problem with financing Planned Parenthood” (Orange County supervisor)
“They’re nothing more than a baby-killing organization” ( No funding to Planned Parenthood ) [Orange and San Bernadino Counties, CA]
Monroe, Washington Planned Parenthood Center Closes Over Tough Economy
Family of Abortion Practitioner George Tiller Will Close Business [Whichita, KA]
Tiller Clinic To Close Permanently [Wichita, KA]
Tiller's Abortion Facility to Close Forever [Wichita, KA]

Slain Kansas abortion provider's clinic to close [Wichita, KA]
Clinic of Murdered Kansas Abortion Doctor Will Be 'Permanently Closed' [Wichita, KA]
Planned Parenthood Shuts Doors on 7 Clinics [All in El Paso, TX]
El Paso loses 7 abortion centers
Number of Abortion Centers Nationwide Falling, Pro-Abortion Legal Group Says
Indiana Planned Parenthood Closes Five Centers After Hiding Abortion-Sex Abuse
Planned Parenthood closing in Kirksville, MO
Abortion Business in Florida Closes After Operating Without License
[Pensacola] Florida Abortion Facility Closes During 40 Days for Life
[Youngstown,] Ohio Abortion Clinic Follows National Trend and Closes
[Hazleton, PA] City office of Planned Parenthood shuts down

[Raleigh] North Carolina Abortuary Hammered by Pro-Life Prayers Ceases Abortions
La. officials suspend abortion clinic's license[Shreveport]
Louisiana Abortion Clinic Shut Down for Ignoring “Most Basic” Medical Practices [Shreveport]
New Jersey Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes After Christie Cuts Funds [Southern New Jersey]
Christie Veto Shuts Down Abortion Clinics in NJ
Clinic Run by Doctor Who Killed Woman in Failed Abortion, Halts Abortions
Missouri Planned Parenthood Temporarily Stops Columbia Abortions, Just Two Open (in MO.)
Pro-Lifers Boot Planned Parenthood from Michigan Counties
Planned Parenthood of Central Texas Closes Two Centers [Groesbeck and Marlin, Texas]
Michigan Planned Parenthood Centers Denied Lease Renewal (Three Rivers, Sturgis, Hillsdale, Coldwater, Michigan)
Closure of Two More Abortion Clinics Continues National Trend [Yakima, WA and Southgate Clinic, Detroit, MI

Louisiana Health Department revokes license of abortion clinic
Planned Parenthood Closes Center Near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birmingham abortion clinic agrees to close doors (Alabama)
Allentown abortion clinic's registration revoked by Pennsylvania Health Department
Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes Two Centers in Iowa (Newton and Des Moines)
Abortion clinic director blames new state law for closure [Knoxville, Tennessee]
New York City’s oldest and largest abortion clinic stops abortions due to pro-life protests
Planned Parenthood to Close Abortion Clinic in Abilene, Texas
Mississippi's only abortion clinic misses deadline
Shocking photos of closed Michigan abortion clinic show ‘disgusting’ conditions

North Carolina abortion clinic shut down by state as ‘imminent danger’ to public health [Charlotte, NC]
Planned Parenthood closing three Texas clinics, including Abby Johnson’s former clinic
Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closing Clinic in New Jersey
4 more abortion centers CLOSED [Sacramento, California, Kenmore, Washington, Toledo, Ohio, Fairfax, Virginia]
Delaware Now First State Since Roe With No Surgical Abortions
Chain of six Northern CA late-term abortion clinics CLOSED [Concord, Fremont, Sacramento, Salinas, San Francisco, and San Jose]
Fairfax City abortion clinic, busiest in Virginia, closes
‘Busiest’ Abortion Clinic in Virginia Closes Up Shop [Fairfax County]
42nd Abortion Clinic Closed This Year Due to Filthy, Unsafe Conditions [Asheville, North Carolina]
Abortion clinic closings on rise in U.S., 44 tallied year to date

DAY 3: THREE more abortion centers — CLOSED![ BEAUMONT, McALLEN AND HARLINGEN, TEXAS]
Texas Is Permanently Shutting Abortion Clinics and the Supreme Court Can't Do Anything About It

19 posted on 05/29/2014 8:50:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a 'person' within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment....If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment."

-- Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe vs. Wade, 1973

The only question that matters, constitutionally, is:

Is the unborn child a person, or not?

I say it is self-evident that they are.

Blackmun said "no," while admitting that if they are, they are protected by the Constitution.

What say you?

20 posted on 05/29/2014 8:52:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
Is the unborn child a person, or not?

Well, they're not rubber trees or bunny rabbits. They have their own unique human DNA identity, which makes them an individual.

21 posted on 05/29/2014 9:00:01 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Yup.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: SeekAndFind

Governor is a she, Mary Fallin.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 12:08:08 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: EternalVigilance
It is. But since the left has used regulation to smother legitimate industries, there is nothing wrong with using their own medicine to smother illegitimate industries.
24 posted on 05/31/2014 4:42:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Well, unless you sacrifice the principles of unalienable rights and equal protection under the law to pretend to do it, while not actually doing it.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 6:19:36 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Salvation
BTTT!

Let’s close them down!

Hey moslems!

Infidels are killing moslem babies in there.

26 posted on 05/31/2014 6:33:51 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: EternalVigilance

If you haven’t noticed, the left is in charge of government at the federal level. It might feel good to confront them head on, but we’ll get slapped down by this fascist regime. Our best hope for saving lives now is to do exactly what Oklahoma is doing.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Unless the bills are immoral and unconstitutional, and accomplish nothing but to further embed permission to kill babies in our laws.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 10:04:39 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance; Morgana

“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.”


I agree with you 100%. While biologically, a ‘’fetus” (latin for ‘little one’) IS a human being, and most sensible people, including children realize this, our government denies it.

Right from the beginning, the numbers used to attempt to justify abortion (NARL) were lies. The head of NARL admitted it several years later.

People tried to say that they were concerned about coat-hanger abortions yet if you look at nursing text books from the late 60’s, and you read them along with the annontations, you will find that there might have been 3 deaths due to back alley/or coat hanger abortions. That’s it.

These abortion clinics don’t want to be associated with hospitals, because they don’t want to be associated with injuries due to abortions. There are more injuries due to legal abortions than there ever were for back alley/illegal abortions.

Any woman who walks into one of these clinics is literally taking her life into her own hands. You can’t trust what they tell you, you can’t even trust that you’re truly pregnant! And when you are all done, they send you out the back door so that the clients waiting in the waiting room for their turns, don’t see your puffy face from the tears you shed.

I know this FIRST HAND, not rumor mill.

If you’re ‘’out there’’ reading this and you know you are hurting from a prior abortion (not everyone is consciously aware of the impact abortion has had on them, subconsciously), there IS help for you. Find a crisis pregnancy center. If they don’t have post abortion counseling, then they know who does and where to refer you. CareNet is one such group which can be found on line for their 800 number. They will help to find a center near you. They aren’t everywhere so there could be other groups, but it’s a good place to start.

I’m truly glad to see that there are politicians out there who found a loophole around things such as requiring good medical back up. This industry has been hurting women and young girls for a very long time, and it’s time for that to stop.

I don’t know how you folks handled your sons and daughters as they grew up, or are growing up, but I talked openly with mine. I let them know that if they got pregnant, or got someone pregnant, I would probably be very angry because such a thing is GOING to have an impact on all lives and families concerned, but that I would do all that I could to protect that unborn life, that abortion is NOT the answer. No need for it, you have at least one set of parents who love you, and will stand with you.

It made all the difference in the world. There are two children who are in this world who otherwise wouldn’t have been. And also, their offspring. My eldest dau. told me later that she was headed for an abortion (was being pushed by her boyfriend) but because I embraced her despite my anger, and she knew I was a tad bit upset...but I literally put my arms around her and reminded her that despite the mistake she’d made with this fella, she was loved and so was her baby...

You know mom and dad, there’s nobody more precious to your kids than you!

These kids get brainwashed early on and as they mature in their teen years, they are convinced that you forgot what it was like to fall in love, that you can’t relate to what they think and feel and it’s all hogwash! But they don’t know that, and it’s up to YOU to keep those lines of communication open, even if you don’t like what you hear, at least try to understand their points of view. It makes a huge world of difference.

Don’t let your kids suffer infertility, or infections, or perforated uteruses, depression, inability to enter into intimate relationships, eating disorders, drug use, bulimia/anorexia, depression, grief, suicide, or death (abortion injuries) just because deception says that getting rid of the ‘’problem’’ is a ‘final solution’. It’s not. It’s a lie that catches up at some point. It may be 10 years down the road that it owns you, but at some point, it WILL, and a person might not even associate that past abortion with the disruptions in life they suffer.

Morgana, I’m glad that you continue to post this kind of information. Blessings to you!


29 posted on 06/01/2014 11:07:36 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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