JASPER JOTTINGS Week 05 - 2018 Feb 04   

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: NYPD's Aviation Unit Quick Reaction Force save an elderly man



Watch NYPD aviation team save elderly cruise ship passenger
By Amanda Woods
January 20, 2018 | 6:55pm

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This is the moment the NYPD’s Aviation Unit came to the rescue of an elderly man who had fallen ill aboard an “Anthem of the Seas” cruise ship.

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I’m always impressed when good folks save a life.

Yeah, they are getting paid. And, yeah, it’s their “job”. And, yeah, there was not a lot of personal risk.

But, despite all that, I’m still glad for that elderly passenger.

Of course, who pays for all of it is important. But that is SECONDARY to saving a life.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JNEWS: O'Malley, Thomas D. [MC1963] creates Catholic HS scholarship



Public service pays off: Greenwich exec sets up Catholic scholarship fund for kids of police, nurses, firefighters
By Emilie Munson
Published 3:28 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018

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GREENWICH — Greenwich and Stamford nurses, police officers and firefighters who want a Catholic education for their children may find it a bit easier to pay the tuition bills — thanks to a local businessman and his wife.

Longtime Greenwich residents Mary Alice and Thomas O’Malley have committed $500,000 to the nonprofit Foundations in Education over the next five years to establish the scholarship fund for students to attend Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford.

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Thomas O’Malley said he and his wife created this scholarship fund because they found Foundations in Education “innovative” and because Trinity Catholic offers “a superior educational product.” The O’Malleys have also made donations to Waterside School and Villa Maria School in Stamford. They gave $10 million to Manhattan College in the Bronx, N.Y., the largest donation in the school’s history, to finance a new student center. Thomas is a graduate of the Catholic liberal arts college and a former chairman of the school’s board of trustees.

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O'Malley, Thomas D. [MC1963]

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JNEWS: Beamon, George [MC2014] takes his team "big time"



27th JanuaryBBL Cup final:
Worcester Wolves' George Beamon says they are ready to hit the big time
Geoff Berkeley  @geoffberkeley WNSports Reporter

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GEORGE Beamon says Worcester Wolves are ready to hit the “big time” when they take on Cheshire Phoenix in the BBL Cup final tomorrow (3.30pm).

Up to 10,000 spectators are set to pack out the Arena Birmingham where Wolves will be looking to get their hands on the trophy for the first time.

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The guard said he had also played in front of 20,000 fans at Orlando Magic’s Amway Center where he featured for Manhattan College against Louisville.

And he felt those experiences would hold him in good stead as he looked to help guide his side to a memorable victory over Cheshire.

“I have played in front of packed houses but this will be great,” Beamon said.

“To be somewhere away from your family and still have people come out and watch you is a blessing.

“For some guys it will be their first time and they have never got over that hump.

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Beamon, George [MC2014]

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JUPDATE: Ferrara, Richard P. [MC1972 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Ferrara, Richard P. [MC1972 RIP] 2018-Jan-24
Richard P. Ferrara
Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

           I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1972.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. And he was a Jasper Jottings reader. Sigh!]

Ferrara, Richard P. [MC1972 RIP]

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JHQ: Alma Mater remembers the Holocaust

2018 01Jan 28 holocaust jpg

[JR: As everyone should. So sad. And, all the other genocides too — Armenia, Ukraine, Russia, China, Cambodia, Uganda, Burma, and right here in the old USA — the First People American Indians. How cruel and stupid we are as a species.]

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JHQ: Alma Mater alums gather in Albany 2/2/18


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MFOUND: Craigslist Alma MaterLamp, Stein and Book



Manhattan College Lamp, Stein, and Book (Manhattan College Then and Now)

$25 for all

Please call Lew at (516) 724-0851

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) says DJT45's remarks were racist


In your recent endnote you wrote that DJT only said what everybody thinks about many countries in the developing world. The coarsening of the language in the public utterances of the POTUS is one issue. But since this was in the course of a discussion about immigration, the more appaling thing was his implication, that because the people would be coming from impoverished circumstances, they couldn't possibly have anything to contribute to our country. He wouldn't say the same about the WHITE people from poor circumstances in the Appalachia described in your post. It is hard to escape the racist implication of his comment - regardless of the classless way he expressed it.

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: I don’t know what DJT45 would say about “white Appalachia” but it would qualify in my mind as a “gurry hole”.  I don’t see it as “racist”, but “realistic”. Classless? I don’t agree. It’s time to call it as it is; not in some “classy” way that conceals how terrible those conditions are. And that our welfare / warfare Gooferment doesn’t care about the victims. As far as contribution, if we took welfare off the table for “immigrants”, then we wouldn’t have this discussion. As I sad, we need “makers; not takers”.]

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JFOUND: Foley, John [MC????] NYSAAA Hall of Fame 2015



Dr. John Foley, Ed.D, CAA
New York State Athletic Administrators Association Class of 2014
Manhattan College, NYU & Indiana U.
Three Village School District
E. Setauket, NY

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JOBIT: Radzivila, Raymond [MC1949 RIP] 2018-Jan-26



Raymond Radzivila

Poughkeepsie - Raymond Radzivila passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer. Ray was born and raised in Yonkers, New York on October 2, 1923. He was extremely proud of his military service during WWII, serving in the Army in the Philippines and Okinawa with the 96th Infantry Division as a squad leader and being awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He received the Purple Heart Medal after being wounded, and also earned two battle stars, two presidential unit citations, as well as the Good Conduct and Victory medals. After the war, Ray attended and graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering and was elected to the National Honorary Engineering Societies of Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. He went to work for the New York State Department of Transportation and became Regional Design Engineer, working on the Interstate Highway System as well as numerous Poughkeepsie city arterial roadways, and during this time relocated to Poughkeepsie. Ray was appointed Executive Director of the East Hudson Parkway Authority in 1970, serving 10 years managing the parkways in 4 counties on the east side of the Hudson River. After, Ray joined the consulting engineering firm of Modjeski and Masters as resident engineer during the reconstruction of the west bound Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.

In 1949, Ray married his sweetheart, Theresa Fedor, who predeceased him in 2008. He was a devoted caregiver to her after she developed health problems in later life. Ray was an active volunteer fireman for over 50 years with the Red Oaks Mill Fire Company. He organized the Arlington Volunteer Firemen's Benevolent Association and was its first President. A member of St. Martin de Porres parish, he served as an usher at the 5:00 mass each Saturday for over 35 years and also assisted with the Math Counts program for a few years at the parish elementary school. During the 1980's, Ray served on the Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board, being among the first in the nation to curtail drunk driving. He also helped out at the Bingo Program at Mt. Alvernia Retreat House in Wappingers Falls, and was always available to assist his neighbors as needs arose. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Wappingers Council, the 96th Infantry Division Deadeye Association, New York State Transportation Engineers, American Legion Post 1302, Disabled American Veterans, and Retired Public Employees Association.

Ray was a master swimmer, winning numerous awards in the Empire State and the Senior Games. In addition to his love for swimming, he adored his two grandsons and enjoyed frequent luncheon dates with both. Ray is survived by them, Christopher Smith of Hartford, Ct. and and Timothy Smith of Wappingers Falls, as well as his daughter, Terri Rae Smith and son-in-law Paul. He leaves behind a multitude of dear friends and relatives, and will be sorely missed by all.

Calling hours will be 4pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, January 30th at the Timothy Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie New York 12603. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 31st at 10 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery Poughkeepsie.

If you would like to leave an online condolence please visit our website at www.doylefuneralhome.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Jan. 29, 2018


Radzivila, Raymond [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Good Afternoon All,

Bob Nasser '67 has shared with Lou Calvelll the sad news of the passing of another Manhattan College Jasper and proud member of the Greatest Generation, Lou Radzivila '49 BSCE. Lou, a highly decorated ( Bronze Star, Purple Heart, two Battle Stars, Two Presidential Unit Citations, Good Conduct and Victory Medals) United States Army WW11 Veteran, was called home on January 26, 2018. We pray for Lou, his Wife, Theresa (predeceased 2008) their Daughter, Terri Rae Smith, Son-in-Law Paul, two Grandsons Christopher and Timothy and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The Family have shared the following Obituary which includes visiting hours today, January 30 and Mass of Christian Burial tomorrow, January 31, 2018 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Bob Nasser shared an interesting story that I share with you. After the War, Ray applied to Manhattan College. He was turned down because of his High School Record and had to take a test. Ray did very well on the test and was accepted at Manhattan and the rest, we might say, is history as you will read in Ray's Obituary from Bob and Jasper Jottings. Thank you Bob. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Kelly, MaryAnn [MC????] Research Chemist Ciba



Kelly, MaryAnn [MC????]
Research Chemist
Middlebury, Connecticut

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for MaryAnn.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Martin, Margaret (MC1998) prays for Sam


2018 01Jan 31 Martin jpg

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Arty


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney ask for our prayers for a long time friend and colleague, Arty Reilly. Mr. Reilly has been hospitalized and is not doing well.

We pray for his recovery and that the MDs are able to make him comfortable. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Cuggy, William J. [MC1971 RIP] reported


Good Afternoon All,

Lou Calvelli received a call sharing the sad news of the passing of Fellow Jasper, William J. Cuggy '71 BA. Bill, formerly of Garden City, N.Y. and upon his passing of The Villages, Florida, was called home on January 17,  2018. We pray for the repose of his soul, for his Wife, Judith and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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[JR: The obit has not been published yet. More to come as soon I see it.]

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[JR: Listed here; no obit.]

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JHQ: February 2018 Alumni Connection



[JR: This is the link where it should be, but it’s not there. I took the time to paste the individual links in for your ease of use. (And, to prevent unnecessary emails and delays.)]


  • Friday, February 2 | Albany, NY
    Manhattan vs. Siena Alumni Pre-Game Meet Up
  • Saturday, February 10 | Manhattan College | Draddy Gymnasium
    Alumni Pink Day
  • Tuesday, February 13 | Manhattan College | Kelly Commons
    Manhattan College Spring Career Fair
  • Friday, February 23 | Spring Lake, NJ Manhattan vs. Iona
    Spring Lake Alumni Watch Party
  • Sunday, February 25 | Atlanta, GA
    Jaspers of Georgia Alumni Luncheon

  • Brennan O'Donnell Recognized as a Bronx Influential Leader
  • Philosophy Professor to Study Ethics of Self-Driving Cars
  • Hiring Summer Interns? On-Campus Housing Available for All Students This Summer

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JLINKEDIN: Pruitt, Robert [MC????] Guide at Wildlife Conservation Soc



Robert Pruitt
Monorail Operator and Tour Guide
at Wildlife Conservation Society
New York, New York

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' for Robert.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: McCabe, Richard Timothy [MC1961 RIP] 2018-Jan-21


Good Evening All,

Lou Calvelli has shared the sad news of the passing of Fellow Jasper, Richard Timothy McCabe '61 BS. Richard,  of Chatham, N.J. was called home on January 21, 2018. He died peacefully at home.We pray for the repose of his soul, we pray for his Wife, Nora, their Children, Kieran, Ann, Maureen, Brenda, Patricia and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Visitation was on January 25, 2018, Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Patrick Church in Chatham,  on January 26, 2018 and interment followed. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Richard McCabe
December 26, 1938 - January 21, 2018
New Jersey

Richard was born on December 26, 1938 and passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Richard was a resident of New Jersey at the time of passing.


McCabe, Richard Timothy [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/105754441

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Arthur


Good Evening All,

Michael Cusack, another Friend and Colleague of Arthur Reilly, who is in our prayers, joins us in prayer for a speedy recovery and shares the following. Arthur Reilly retired in 2001 as Chief Clerk VII of the New York Criminal Court after a long and productive career. Michael was one of his Deputy Chief Clerks who to this day still refers to him as Mr. Reilly or just chief. We pray indeed for a speedy recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: MDA event 6/8/18 — Vitolo. Francesca [MC1998]



June 8th 2018 we will be holding our 15th Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Sporting Clays...

Francesca Vitolo
Business Development/ Project Administrator at Stone...

I will be posting the flyer once I have the final. If anyone is interested in this great cause and...

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Vitolo. Francesca [MC1998]

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JOBIT: Tobin, William D. Sr. [MC1950 RIP] 2018-Jan-27



William D. Tobin Sr.

Airmont - William D. Tobin Sr. of Airmont, NY passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on January 27, 2018. William was born in the Bronx, NY, October 2, 1925. He was the son of Irish parents William and Mary Tobin and brother of John Tobin. He married Diane Y. Butler on June 2, 1948. His greatest joy in life was his four children, ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

William graduated from Manhattan College with a Master's degree. He was a WWII veteran with tour of duty in the Navy aboard the S.S. San Francisco. He lived most of his life in Rockland County, NY. William was a school teacher in the Nanuet school system for 20 years. He loved to make people smile. William was ordained at St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1979 and spent the next 25 years serving the parish of St. Margaret's in Pearl River, NY as its Deacon. He spent his life in service to his community notably to the church, Summit Park Hospital and residential visits to the infirm. William lived his life following the Deacon's credo "to serve". His spiritual guidance resides in everyone who met him.

Services and interment were private. Arrangements entrusted to Scarr Funeral Home, Suffern, NY.

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 2, 2018


Tobin, William D. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tobin, William D. Sr. [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: Gualtieri, Arthur [MC1961 RIP] 2018-Jan-26



2018-01-31 / Features
Dr. Arthur Gualtieri Was 77
Accomplished and prominent local doctor Arthur Gualtieri has recently passed away...

Dr. Arthur Gualtieri, MD, JD, was a lifelong resident of Astoria, affiliated with Mount Sinai Queens, and known for his community service and activity on many boards. Accomplished and prominent local doctor Arthur Gualtieri has recently passed away.

Dr. Gualtieri received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Manhattan College in 1961 and worked at Charles Pfizer & Co. as a process chemist. He went on to earn a master’s degree in management from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1966, later teaching Management Principles and Organizational Behavior at Manhattan College School of Business.

Gualtieri went to St. John’s University School of Law while working in Colgate Palmolive’s legal department. After earning his Juris Doctorate degree (1971), he was admitted to the New York State Bar, and worked as a patent attorney for four years at Colgate-Palmolive (1968 – 1972) he then went to work at a law firm on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan practicing various areas of law. He was a member of the Queens County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Columbia Lawyers Association. Recently he had been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Gualtieri did basic research at SUNY Downstate Medical School. He got his MD at Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico School of Medicine in 1976 and the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Rutgers University Medical School Fifth Channel Program 1977. Gualtieri completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Overlook Hospital in New Jersey and went on to complete a gastroenterology fellowship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan.

In 1987 Dr. Gualtieri accepted the position of Associate Administrator of Medical Affairs at Astoria General Hospital, which has become Mount Sinai Queens, and he later became Medical Director (1987) and Vice President (2001) at MSQ. In 2005 he moved on to become Deputy Commissioner, Healthcare Access and Improvement Division, of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Dr. Gualtieri is a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is also a member of the Medical Society of the County of Queens, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives.

Since 1990 Gualtieri was a member of the board of directors of the Astoria Civic Association; since 1992 he was a member of the board of directors of United Community Civic Association; since 1993 he was a member of the board of directors of SHAREing & CAREing; since 2008 he was a member of Mount Sinai Queens Hospital Advisory Board and Chair of the hospital’s Community Advisory Board. Since 2012 he had been President of the Kiwanis Club of Astoria/Long Island City.

He lived in the Upper Ditmars section of Astoria with his wife, Roberta.

The visitation for Dr. Arthur Gualtieri was held at Joseph Farenga & Sons Funeral Home (38-08 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria) on Sunday and Monday, January 28 and 29. The funeral was held on the morning of Tuesday, January 30 at St. Francis of Assisi Church (21-17 45 St. in Astoria) and he was laid to rest at St. John Cemetery in Middle Village. Many family and community members were on hand.


Gualtieri, Arthur [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.farengafuneralhome.com/obituary/arthur-n-gualtieri-md/

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ENDNOTE: 45th annual March for Life



PHOTOS: The Best Signs at the 45th Annual March for Life
by PENNY STARR — 20 Jan 2018

2018 01Jan 21 March for Life 6

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Tens of thousands of people traveled from across the United States for the 45th annual March for Life on the National Mall on Friday.

President Donald Trump was the first sitting U.S. president to address the marchers live from the Rose Garden at the White House, and many lawmakers also spoke from the stage, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).

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Just as I think the Gooferment should have no roll in “marriage”, I think its roll in “abortion” is all wrong.

This is, first and foremost, a very private decision of a Mom. One size fits all Gooferment solutions is not the way to change “hearts and minds”.

To this fat old white guy injineer, it’s like putting a screw with a hammer. (No humor intended!)


The Federal Gooferment shouldn’t be forcing people of conscience to pay for things they find abhorrent.

The Federal Gooferment shouldn’t be using anyone’s money to influence public policy in foreign countries.

The States should be the logical place where “abortion and contraception” should be made. If not, even closer to the people.

The Right To Lifers need to recognize that once a child is born, responsibility doesn’t end.

The Pro-Choicers need to recognize that they are advocating murdering a human being for convenience.

Everyone needs to turn down the volume and turn up the compassion. As Judge Judy says: “Put on your listening ears”.

Everyone needs to think about the meme that “we” may have aborted the next Motzart, the next Hawking, the person to cure cancer, or maybe the person to bring about world peace.

Rich white women and rich make politicians should stop saying that contraception is too expensive for ordinary people to pay for; that just trivializes the issue.

Abortion should be a rarity; not a convenient form of birth control.
And why was the Big Media silent in its coverage of this “march”, while over covering the “other” march. (Could it be because it was “leftist”?)


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