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City Council, Mayor Get Feedback on Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance

City Council, Mayor Get Feedback on Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance

“Just over a dozen people spoke against the ordinance, many echoing the Hispanic Chamber’s belief that the issue should be decided by the Texas Legislature in order to level the playing field for business owners throughout the state. Some expressed concern about whether San Antonio would be viewed as “business friendly” if the ordinance passes.

Rey Chavez, president and CEO of the  San Antonio Manufacturers Association, said that while the group supports paid sick time for employees, its members do not support the ordinance as proposed, and suggested a more extensive evaluation its potential impact and effectiveness.”

To read more from the Rivard Report, click here.

Medical Director of San Antonio Metro Health is “Planned Parenthood” abortionist

Medical Director of San Antonio Metro Health is “Planned Parenthood” abortionist

Article contributed by San Antonio Family Association 

AUGUST 9, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Medical Director of San Antonio Metro Health is “Planned Parenthood” abortionist

Dr. Chichi Junda Woo has once again been appointed as Medical Director for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. And, on August 16, City Council will vote on an ordinance to appoint Dr. Woo as Local Health Authority for San Antonio and surrounding areas of Bexar County.

Back in August of 2015, researchers at San Antonio Family Association (SAFA) discovered that Planned Parenthood abortionist Chichi Junda Woo was Medical Director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. Dr. Woo’s affiliation with Planned Parenthood became known after the City Council certified her appointment as the Local Health Authority for San Antonio on August 6, 2015. Pro-life leaders immediately began to raise concerns. The San Antonio Family Association (SAFA) largely spearheaded this effort, issuing a call for concerned pro-lifers to show up and speak out against the appointment of Dr. Woo to such a high position. Mayor Ivy Taylor and the San Antonio City Council responded to the concerns of the local pro-life community by requesting that City Manager Sheryl Sculley rescind the appointment of Dr. Chichi Junda Woo to the position of Medical Director of the Bexar County Metropolitan Health District. City Manager Sculley complied with the request by reassigning Dr. Woo to her prior position of Chief Medical Officer over STDs, infectious disease, and immunization clinics.

Woo was previously Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas, according to her bio on the University of Texas website. That organization was the predecessor to Planned Parenthood South Texas, which operates the improperly zoned regional abortion facility recently opened in San Antonio. The opening of that center was delayed for more than five months due to fierce opposition led by San Antonio Family Association.

SAFA head Patrick Von Dohlen said, “This is a particularly troubling appointment given the recent Center for Medical Progress videos illustrating Planned Parenthood’s admission of violating their own abortion processes at the risk of the woman’s health and life in order to harvest baby organ (specimens) and even doing so without patient consent. The City enabled Planned Parenthood South Texas to operate and perform medical surgeries and use cold storage in an inappropriate facility within fifty feet of the sanctity of family homes. Now, with this appointment of Woo, the City has condoned Woo’s anti-woman, anti-child, money-first ideology and the unlawful organ harvesting procedures of Planned Parenthood which have betrayed women.”

Woo’s address is listed on the website of US News & World Report as 104 Babcock, a Planned Parenthood address in San Antonio. Woo admits in an article that she penned in February 2011 that she is an ‘abortion provider’. Former Bryan, Texas Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson confirmed that Woo worked as an abortionist at Planned Parenthood in Bryan during Abby’s tenure there.

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is responsible for providing public health programs in San Antonio and unincorporated areas of Bexar County. Being a Director level position, this appointment is formally made and ratified by the City Council after receiving a recommendation by City Manager Sculley.

Do we really want a “Planned Parenthood” doctor to have such authority? The recent Center for Medical Progress videos have revealed that “Planned Parenthood” engages in the selling of baby body parts and compromises women’s health by choosing riskier procedures to procure the children’s organs, sometimes without patient consent. Is it appropriate to have a doctor who has possibly participated in such activities serve as the Medical Director for the SAMHD? And if our Mayor and City Council believe it is, do they actually represent the pro-life, pro-family values of San Antonio?

For more information, contact [email protected]

Draft Ordinance (5) Certificate_of_Appointment2016 (Dr. Junda Woo) 10.1

GOP sues to kick Gallego off the ballot in state senate special election

GOP sues to kick Gallego off the ballot in state senate special election

“Pete Gallego has established a longtime pattern of misleading the voters of Texas regarding his place of residency. It’s common knowledge Gallego does not live in Senate District 19,” Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey said in a statement. “He has for years lived with his family in Austin, where his wife has a homestead exemption; this well-known and well-documented.”

To read more from the Texas Tribune, click here.

Movie Review: Christopher Robin

Movie Review: Christopher Robin

“So on the one hand Christopher Robin wants to be a movie about a London executive caught up in his work when he should be playing with his daughter in the country, reliving the magic of his childhood days; but on the other hand, it’s saddled him with a genuinely noble mission.

I’m reminded of a thoughtful line in P.J. Hogan’s flawed but interesting 2003 take on Peter Pan, in which the much ridiculed figure of Mr. Darling gets a remarkably sympathetic tribute from his wife.

Mary Darling tells her daughter Wendy that her father is a brave man. Since this version of George Darling is a rather milquetoast figure much put upon by his co-workers, this requires some explanation, so Mary continues:

“There are many different kinds of bravery. There’s the bravery of thinking of others before oneself. Now, your father has never brandished a sword nor fired a pistol, thank heavens. But he’s made many sacrifices for his family and put away many dreams.”

Continuing in a poignant, poetic mode that almost sounds like A.A. Milne, but much more like J.M. Barrie, Mrs. Darling adds that he put his dreams away “in a drawer. And sometimes, late at night, we take them out and admire them. But it gets harder and harder to close the drawer. He does. And that is why he is brave.”

That is an actual idea, one with real poignancy, about adulthood and fatherhood and loss — something lacking in Christopher Robin. Actual ideas, I mean.”

To read more form Decent Films, click here.

South San Antonio ISD Asks District Residents for Approval on Tax Increase

South San Antonio ISD Asks District Residents for Approval on Tax Increase

Will more tax revenue really solve the problem or just kick the can down the road? The question to ask is “Why is student enrollment dropping?” when population is reportedly growing and the City and County are planning for a million more people to move to the area? This holds true for all traditional ISDs including South San, Edgewood ISD, SAISD, NEISD, etc. Could it be that parents aren’t liking the education, the promotion of perversion through sex ed, and a little bit of public school competition via charter schools causing the headaches that Independent School Districts don’t want to address or change to protect Texas children?

To read more from the Rivard Report, click here.

Ron Nirenberg talks budget and answers your questions

Ron Nirenberg talks budget and answers your questions

So if the SA Mayor thinks that mandatory paid sick leave, property taxes, school funding, and annexation are all state issues, why doesn’t the Mayor think that the 2013 Non-Discrimination Ordinance/NDO (which he voted for) is a state legislative issue? Is he against the state’s prerogative on privacy in public facilities? He fought against the State Legislature’s attempt to create privacy consistency across the state in the last legislative session. His inconsistency on issues seems based on a disordered ideology.

Ron is also wrong about the one particular Charter Amendment petition by the SA Fire Association that would correct the unreasonable referendum requirements that were actually change about a decade ago to its current overly burdensome requirements.

For more information, click here to listen to Trey Ware’s interview with Mayor Nirenberg from this Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

After infant suddenly dies at S. A. day care, mother pushes to require cameras at facilities

After infant suddenly dies at S. A. day care, mother pushes to require cameras at facilities

District 9 Neighborhood Alliance July Meeting

District 9 Neighborhood Alliance July Meeting

The next District 9 Neighborhood Alliance meeting will be held at 7:00PM, Wednesday, July 25th. We will meet at the Stone Oak Methodist Hospital, (Classrooms #1&2), 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd. (just off Hwy 281 in Stone Oak). Chief William McManus, SAPD, will provide an update on police issues with a focus on community policing; it should be a very informative evening. As always, our Councilman has been invited.

Directions:

If you are coming north on Hwy 281, go under Loop 1604 and immediately take the Sonterra Blvd. exit to the right; cross over to the right and follow the signs to Sonterra Blvd.; at the top of the hill take a right on to Sonterra Blvd., proceed through the first traffic light, at the next traffic light you will see the hospital on your right.

If you are coming around Loop 1604 westbound, take the Stone Oak Parkway exit, go north on Stone Oak Parkway and turn right on Sonterra Blvd.; proceed east on Sonterra through the traffic light at Hardy Oak and you will see the hospital on your left. Park as close to the main entrance as possible, go through the Benson Pavilion entrance and the classrooms are to your left. We will be in Classrooms #1&2.

 

Please keep Art Downey, president of the District 9 Neighborhood Alliance, in your prayers.  He experienced a stroke and went into the NC Baptist Hospital late Wednesday night.