“Since the Supreme Court handed down its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton states have constructed a lattice work of abortion law…”
“43 states prohibit abortions, generally except when necessary to protect the woman’s life or health, after a specified point in pregnancy, most often fetal viability..”
“19 states prohibit partial birth” or late term “abortions, 3 of those laws apply only to postviability abortions.”
- Guttmacher Institute/ 10-1-15
3% of Planned Parenthood’s budget is spent on abortions, and since 1976 Planned Parenthood abortions cannot be federally funded, but must be funded via other means. 97% of Planned Parenthood’s budget is spent on women’s lives and related health issues. (Washington Post).
A woman is life --
Without life there is death...
Please give to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc./ 2600 Network Boulevard, Suite 300/ Frisco, Texas, 75034/ 972-248-9200
The ghosts of Phyllis Diller and Sherlock Holmes pass around a corner in Washington
DC, discover an intellectual lady, and a tumultuous lynch mob hanging three desperadoes:
Please give to the Paralyzed Veterans of America/ 801 18th Street NW/ Washington DC, 20006/ 1-800-555-9140
Poverty can be both the inspiration
but the tipping point is at the heart of a nation.
To the People of Iran: Please free Jason Rezaian:
To enslave ideas, ideals, idealism, to torture imagination, dissent, argument, to take the life of belief, hope, free will, begins with the imprisonment of free speech, the free pursuit of the truth, and the freedom to report the truth. (To Enslave Ideas posted earlier)
Please give to the Diabetes Endocrine Nutritional Center, Eastern Maine Medical Center/ 905 Union Street/ Bangor, Maine, 04401/ 207-973-7334
"In America we have something called a national pastime or baseball (Yank baseball is something like British cricket, except we have flies instead of crickets). There is an irrefutable law in baseball, a universal law, and it goes a lot like this: 'Reich one! Reich two! Reich Three! Three Reich’s yer rout! No Fourth Reich, boys, not now, not friggin ever.'" - from the book review by Kevin O'Kendley, in short story section this blog: In the Garden of the Beasts.
Please give to the Jewish World Service/ 45 West 36th Street, 11th Floor/ New York, New York, 10018/ 212-792-2900
Deaths in Conflict Zones, U.S. Wars, and Gun Deaths in U.S.
Total Deaths Northern Ireland Conflict 1969-present:
Catholic: 1690 Protestant: 894 British Security Forces: 1039 ("Lost Lives" McKittrick, Kelters, Feeney, Thorton)/ all fatalities: 3,568 (London Guardian)
Total Deaths Israeli-Arab Conflict 1920-present:
Israeli: 24,969 Arab: 91,105* (Jewish Virtual Library)
Deaths in Syrian Civil War 3/2011 until 8/2015:
Children: 11,493 (Christian Post) Civilians: 85,404 (The Atlantic) Approximate total deaths: 330,000 (8/5/15 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)/ 149,016 to 350,760 (8/17/15 Wikipedia/United Nations)
Death from all U.S. Wars:
All fatalities: 1,171,177 (Congressional Research Center/ Mark Shields)
Deaths Resulting from Firearms in the United States from 1968:
All fatalities: 1,384,171 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ Mark Shields)
*This number was misreported for over a year-and-a-half as 78,038. I apologize: lo siento...
Please give to the Jimmy Fund/ 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor/ Brookline, Massachusetts 02284/ 800-525-4669
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
Kevin O'Kendley is the owner of Carbuncle Moon, and the author of all original material -- cartoons, blogs, shorts, essays, articles -- on the website (there has been a very limited editorial input in some of my work). Quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts.
Kevin O'Kendley: P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496, and 200 P Street, A-32, Sacramento, California, 95814, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical help is provided by an evolving computer genius, my son, Conor O'Kendley: A good kid with a great heart who can be reached at P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496. (Conor is in the Navy now, a swabby)
Photography provided by a visual artist, my daughter, Caitlin O'Kendley: a young woman with a beautiful soul. (Caitlin is in college now, a media-journalism student)
If your nonprofit is advertised on this site and you wish to have it removed please contact me at the above listed snail-mail or email address or use the contact form on the website.
If you download a blog, cartoon, a short story -- or for any other reason -- and wish to donate $ to this site, its author and technical support personnel, please send donations to above listed addresses payable to Kevin O'Kendley. My family and I could use the dinero.
All cartoons, blogs, and short stories are for sale.