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Governor Cuomo: I AM A (HU)MAN BEING

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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New York Governor Says No To Civil Rights

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says there’s no room for pro-lifers or natural marriage supporters in New York. “… they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are,” said Cuomo. Obviously Governor Cuomo doesn’t know many of the prolife people who live in New York, who they are and what they believe.

Many New Yorkers including my boss Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization and based in New York, would disagree.

Perhaps the Governor should read the Bible. God says to choose life. Is there no room for life in New York, Governor Cuomo? There is room for life at the welcoming table of Jesus Christ, because life and love are part of God’s gift to humanity. Let’s be honest, everybody living needs God’s love, whether they realize it or not. And all human beings make mistakes. Nobody is perfect, so we could all use a good dose of repentance. There’s no room for self-righteousness, just a good dose of Agape Love and Repentance.

Then too, in the Beloved Community of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. there’s room for everybody. Yes, we’re all in need of love and forgiveness and there’s a lot of that to go around. We can all recover if we just learn to love each other. This is the basis of human rights, civil rights and social justice. The right for everyone to be born, and to live is actually the first and most basic of human and civil rights.

“The next thing we must be concerned about if we are to have peace on earth and good will toward men is the nonviolent affirmation of the sacredness of all human life. …Man is a child of God, made in His image, and therefore must be respected as such….And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.” – MLK 1967 Christmas Sermon

The New York Governor is actually denying us our civil rights, our Constitutional rights, our human rights. The opportunity to speak out and say what we believe as long as we are loving, gracious, and kind should never be denied any human being.

Yesterday, on my birthday, January 22, I took a few moments to somberly reflect that I’m not truly free and won’t be until the babies are free. Babies and their parents, mothers and fathers, are being denied the opportunities to live happy and productive lives and enjoy genuine civil and human rights including the right to be born and live by people seated in high place in misused seats of power.

For example, we have a temporary injunction against the HHS Mandate order requiring that Priests for Life, where I am Director of African American Outreach, has to pay to provide our employees with easy access to carcinogenic contraceptives and easy access to abortion even though our mission and purpose is to inform the public about the harm and damage these very agents can cause in a family’s life. And Governor Cuomo would deny us the right to free speech and would actually deny us the right to live in New York if we should so choose, unless we give up our right to freedom of speech. Tsk, tsk, tsk and shame on him! I guess he’s not going to invite the Pope to visit New York either.

So let’s shout it out in New York while the sun is still shining – babies are still being aborted in America. Until that stops and everybody has the right to see the light of day, there are no civil rights in New York or anywhere else people are being denied the right to grow healthy families.

I’m on the way home from the very successful observance of the 41st March for Life in Washington activities. Still have hope; still praying that truth is marching on.

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

Friday, September 6th, 2013

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But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12 NLT)

Beloved, I’m writing to you today from my position of being God’s child. His love guides me to thank you for praying during the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of my Uncle M.L.’s I HAVE A DREAM and The March on Washington. Please visit FRONTLINES to see a photo collection of what I’m calling my “private civil rights tour” for about three weeks, culminating on 8/28. It started at the hosts JC Watts and Charles and Kay James, founders of the Gloucester Institute at a civil rights summit with friends at the historic Moton Home where I sat under the very old tree where MLK worked on his famous IHAD speech.

Next, after a brief visit home it was on to PFL and then to Virginia for a strategy session and to a live performance of two very different stage plays, “Menopause” (a hoot indeed) and “Noah” with the incomparable God breathed Sight and Sound Production Company. My hosts, the founders of the “Women’s Refreshing Conference” also took me to the Gettysburg Museum.

Then to DC for the 50th Celebration. There, the highlights for me were speeches by my cousin Bernice King, sitting on the front row with Father Frank Pavone who also appeared on the Interfaith Program. The Willard Hotel hosted a fabulous Commemorative Gospel Concert, and my mother spoke at a youth conference.

Stay tuned for the release of a song I wrote, LET FREEDOM RING, remixed in honor of the occasion.

Coming in 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act so KEEP PRAYING!

God bless you and thanks again.

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Flipping the “Freedom Rides” Concept on Its Head

Friday, July 26th, 2013

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On July 12, 2013 I blogged about the ‘Abortion Rights Freedom Rides’ the Pro-Abortion Movement is having which began Tuesday, July 23 in New York and San Francisco.

Let me explain why I chose the title I did. Remember we’ve been looking at a three headed monster? Well the so called abortion “freedom” rides are linked to that monster.

The Freedom Rides of 1961 were held to fight for the rights of Black Americans. Those rights, the right to be free of discrimination, which were being denied, if given, would not infringe on the rights of other citizens.

In 2010 Priests for Life held the Pro-Life Freedom Rides to fight for the rights of the unborn. Those rights, the right to life, which are being denied, if given, would not infringe on the rights of other citizens.

But the ‘Abortion Rights Freedom Rides’ are being held to protect rights which are infringing on the rights of other Americans, the unborn. The exact opposite if the Freedom Rides and the Pro-Life Freedom Rides.

In the 20th century Freedom Rides, the ones whose rights were being denied had done nothing in order to be in the situation they were in. They were African Americans who were expressing the desire to be treated as equal human beings, not second class citizens. They wanted their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

In the Pro-Life Freedom Rides, the ones whose rights are being denied also did nothing in order to be in the situation in which they found themselves in, which of course is the womb of their mothers with the threat of abortion and imminent death looming over them.

In contrast, the ‘Abortion Rights Freedom Rides,’ the ones whose rights are supposedly being denied are in the situation that they are in because of choices they are making regarding aborting the human beings in their wombs. Whether or not the situation that caused the state of pregnancy involved consent or coercion or force, a pregnancy brings yet another human into the picture; a person in a womb which modern ultrasound technology affirms is a person.

Some fighting for abortion rights are doing so because they are profiting from abortion and they don’t want their income to go away. Those in this category are very dishonest to the women they are pretending to “protect” because they don’t even fully disclose all of the harmful effects of abortion – not to the child, but – to the mother. Abortion and related products and procedures that seek to prevent a woman from birthing a live baby are often very harmful to the bodies and souls of the mothers. Abortion and invasive birth control methods are often linked to breast cancer and other forms of cancer and disorders. Contrary to lies of the pro-abortion industry, pregnancy is not a sickness or a disease.

One of the most frustrating things for me in my pro-life work is that people think that they have the right to have sex without the consequences of the outcome; hence abortion, the Pro-Choice movement, and now the Bro-Choice movement. The actual purpose of sex is to cause a man and a woman to procreate, to get pregnant and birth a baby. So why isn’t the ProChoice community admitting this? The agenda of the ProChoice Movement is to promote hyper-sexed activity for a profit.

One of the biggest culprits pushing this mentality is Planned Parenthood and why wouldn’t they? They have much to gain from this type of behavior. Even as I prepare this blog, Planned Parenthood is in your local schools instructing your children to experiment with sex, with many sexual partners and with same sex partners. Under the guise of protection, they distribute contraceptives, many time free of charge, knowing that there is always a percentage that will conceive children and the users of their products will soon be seeking their services.

As I am writing this I feel like I’m comparing good vs. evil; one being the opposite of the other.

I believe that many agree that the 20th Century Freedom Rides and fighting for civil rights was a just cause. Logic should lead us to conclude that the ProLife Freedom Rides were for justice as well. Based upon conclusive evidence that abortion kills babies, and harms and sometimes kills mothers, we should logically conclude that rides to promote abortion and harmful contraceptives are not good. So do we want to ride for good justice or for evil? I’ll let you draw your own conclusions regarding the what a good freedom ride is, and what is not.

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Real Freedom Rides Save Babies

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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Priests for Life launched Pro-Life Freedom Rides in 2010 to motivate and inspire Americans to stand for and protect the sanctity of life; to #Stand4Life; to promote and inform people about the sanctity of life and attacks on babies and their mothers.

Now the abortion lobby wants to do an abortion rights freedom ride although they know full well that so called abortion rights kill babies and also hurt and sometimes kill their mothers. Reproductive rights and health are best served by eliminating abortion or harmful contraceptives that are linked to serious conditions such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, strikes and heart attacks. So called Abortion rights circumvent human life and human rights, including the rights of the human babies and their mothers.

Do the abortion bus riders want to ride for the rights of doctors, and I use that term loosely, like Kermit Gosnell, LeRoy Carhart, and Douglas Karpen?

People, it’s time to get off the abortion bus fueled by Planned Parenthood and Cecile Richards!

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The desperation of the abortion lobby is becoming more apparent as they demean the Freedom Riders of 1961 and the 21st Century ProLife Freedom Riders! An organizer of the Abortion Rights Freedom Rides, Sunsara Taylor, is quoted in an article as saying, “we unapologetically come out and say that fetuses are not babies, abortion is not murder and women are not incubators, and we make the demand that abortion be available on demand and without apology.”

I encourage Ms. Taylor to read any biology textbook and she will see that life begins at conception. When the 23 chromosomes from the father and 23 from the mother join together, they create a unique individual life, differing from the mother and the father, a human life. I know it’s been a while since I was in school, but unless things have changed, two humans are only capable of reproducing another human.

With 2011 and 2012 being the years with the highest number of pro-life bills being passed stopping and restricting abortion, the pro-abortion lobby is becoming desperate as evident in Texas as the Texas Senate in poised to vote on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks (5 months) and place other restrictions on abortion mills. Pro-Death Pro-Abortion voices have resorted to chanting “Hail Satan” as pro-lifers pray and sing AMAZING GRACE. Meanwhile, pro-abortion activists are becoming more disruptive and getting arrested. Let’s pray that violence will not be the next progression.

We must all pray for the passage of more pro-life legislation and for the abortion community that their hearts will be changed and they will become real defenders of women’s rights which must include protection from the harmful impact of abortion.

RECALL ABORTION and ride for life!

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Alveda King on The Blaze with Glenn Beck

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Recently I was invited to be on The Blaze with Glenn Beck to discuss my uncle, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement and the need for a Civil Rights movement in the 21st century.

During the show (not mentioned in this clip) Glenn said that he doesn’t like to deal with the abortion issue. He says it makes it uncomfortable, but when God told him that if he doesn’t deal with how wrong abortion is, God will get someone else to do it. I will post that clip and others as they become available.

Enjoy this clip from the show!

To read more about the show and for Glenn Beck’s opening monologue go HERE.

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I Stand With Father Pavone (#istandwithfatherpavone)

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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Fr. Frank Pavone is highly respected for his dedication to the unborn and his determination to fight to end abortion. I am truly grateful that he is not afraid to speak the truth and challenge those that would spread lies.

That is why I’m not afraid to stand with Father Pavone in his latest #LetterToNancy campaign at LetterToNancy.com.

This campaign is really about a whole lot more that simply challenging one politician. It’s really about everyone in America and around the world answering the same question that Mrs. Pelosi is being asked but refuses to answer: “What is the moral difference between what Dr. Gosnell did to a baby born alive at 23 weeks and aborting her moments before birth?”

It’s also bigger than Catholicism or any other religion. It’s about all people everywhere and the belief that life is sacred.

Just as we wish to protect our born children from predators and abuse because they are vulnerable, we must also protect the most vulnerable, those in the womb. They are human beings too and should be protected by law.

The question asked of Mrs. Pelosi was about a 23 week old baby who had ten fingers, ten toes, a beating heart, lungs, eyes, ears, mouth, and a nose. And certainly this baby deserves protection. But I say to you that at 4 months, at 2 months, at 25 days, at 10 days, at conception all those features were already programmed into the DNA and as such was already a human being demanding protection.

So as you ponder the question, don’t be afraid to ask the same question of your Pastor, your friends, your family.

The answer is simply really.

There is no difference between aborting a baby moments before birth and what Gosnell did and a host of other abortionists are doing in abortion mills across this country.

It’s time for the 21st Century Civil Rights Movement to go to the next level. It’s time we Abolish Abortion!

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Watch Glenn Beck’s The Blaze Today at 5:00 PM ET

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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Good afternoon dear friends,

I am in Dallas, TX today and will be on Glenn Beck’s show The Blaze at 5:00 pm ET. Be sure to tune in at theblaze.com/tv. We will be discussing Fr. Frank’s open letter to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and also how you can be a Civil Rights activist.

Please read, sign and send the letter to Mrs. Pelosi from our website at LettertoNancy.com

Share this with your friends and family and let’s get people tuning in and signing on.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness should not be taken for granted. Stand up for your rights.

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National Education Association Pro-Abortion Stance Is Deadly For Students

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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You would think that an organization whose mission is “to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world” would want success for every person, including the unborn because, after all, they too will be students one day. In fact, they are students as they begin learning the voice of their caretakers from inside the mother’s womb.

As Jaclyn Stewart points out in an article, “Studies show that even in the womb, your baby is listening. If you talk to your baby frequently during your pregnancy, or even just talk a lot in general, your baby will be able to recognize the sound of your voice when he[/she] his born. This is an important first step in the learning process

It is admirable for an organization to provide a “public education to prepare every student to succeed” only if it applies to ALL students.

Georgia Right to Life, in cooperation with other pro-life groups, is organizing a protest at this year’s NEA Convention in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center on July 1, 2013 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. The NEA Convention is June 26-July 6, 2013 with some 16,000 members expected to attend. Your help and participation is needed to show support for the youngest of students, the student learning from what should be the safest schools of all, free from violence; free from discrimination; a smoke free environment; and provided with healthy meals.

Georgia Right to Life points out on their website that,

Lurking beneath this admirable mission, however, lays a deceptive family planning resolution, as follows:

“The National Education Association supports family planning, including the right to reproductive freedom.
The Association urges the government to give high priority to making available all methods of family planning to women and men unable to take advantage of private facilities.
The Association also urges the implementation of community-operated, school-based family planning clinics that will provide intensive counseling by trained personnel.”

At the 1998 NEA Assembly in New Orleans, LA, a first time delegate asked the following 3-part question (from the resolution above) at the microphone:

• Through the words “reproductive freedom” in our Resolutions document, does the NEA support the choice to abort after the first trimester?

Response from the chair: Yes.

• Through the words “reproductive freedom” in our Resolutions document, does the NEA support a woman’s choice to abort after viability?

Response from the chair: Yes.

• Through the words “reproductive freedom” in our Resolutions document, does the NEA support the decision to abort up to, and including delivery, commonly termed by the media a “partial birth abortion?”

Response from the chair: We have NO limitations.

According to their website, their vision is a great public school for every student offering equal opportunity. By equal opportunity they “believe public education is the gateway to opportunity. All students have the human and civil right to a quality public education that develops their potential, independence, and character.” [Emphasis added]

The NEA espouses great sounding rhetoric like “We believe public education is vital to building respect for the worth, dignity, and equality of every individual in our diverse society” while with the other hand committing $60 million for President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, the most pro-abortion president in America’s history.

If you live in Atlanta and you believe that ALL students, born and unborn, deserve a quality education, public or private, show your support by coming out to the Georgia World Congress Center July 1 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Stand with other like minded teachers, students, mothers, fathers, clergy, and other pro-lifers to demand that the NEA remain neutral on the issue of abortion. If you can’t come for the full four hours, come when you can. If you can’t come or you don’t live in Atlanta, please spend some time praying for those that will show up and for the NEA, that they will stand for life in addition to education of our children.

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Dr. Alveda King Remembers the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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On this, the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous Letter from a Birmingham Jail, his niece, Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, says her uncle’s letter applies just as profoundly today to abortion as it did in 1963 to segregation.

Alveda is joined by Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life who today said: “Today, that letter still speaks. Just as it spoke in his day on behalf of those who suffered the violence of segregation, so now it speaks for those who suffer the violence of abortion.”

Alveda adds, “If Uncle M.L. were alive today, he would surely include the 21st century womb babies and their mothers in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” The atrocity of abortion in America has killed millions of human babies who are often considered to be property, chattels, and less than human.

“In his 1963 letter, he wrote that segregation ‘ends up relegating persons to the status of things.’ Change ‘segregation’ to ‘abortion’ and you have the year 2013.

“Jim Crow laws gave us the continuing dehumanization of African Americans, beatings, lynchings, and the Ku Klux Klan. Roe v. Wade has given us the dehumanization of unborn and, now, born babies, skull crushings, spine snippings. Consider Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia; the Planned Parenthood Chicago facility that killed Tonya Reaves; and all of the other hundreds of abortion providers and Planned Parenthood officials who can’t say whether fully born babies who survive abortions should be helped to live.

“In the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Uncle M. L. noted that by their effort and example, early Christians ‘brought an end to such evils as infanticide’ in the Greco-Roman world. We now know, however, that the Greco-Roman world has been revived in abortion clinics across the land. Where the ancients would leave their unwanted babies to die of exposure, abortionists now leave their ‘mistakes’ to die in corners or closets – or worse.

My Uncle M.L. once wrote in 1953 that the most segregated hour in America is 11:00 am on Sunday because back then Blacks and Whites didn’t often worship together.

Fast forward to 2013, where minority mothers and our babies are targeted by abortion providers as the most vulnerable recipients of abortion in the name of women’s rights and solutions to poverty. Even Gosnell, whose defense lawyer said if women want Mayo Clinic standards they should go to Mayo Clinic, yes, even Gosnell’s House of Horrors had a slightly cleaner “White Only” surgical room, while Black women and their babies were butchered in a torture chamber in another section of the abortion mill. All the while, they all keep trying to hide the fact that all abortions are dangerous to a woman’s health, her baby’s life, and generally result in death and misery.

This all leads me to say that the most segregated place a woman can go today is an abortion mill! And no ludicrous references to a 1966 deceptive Planned Parenthood Award offered to MLK and accepted by his wife, not him, is going to trick people into believing that my uncle would condone slaughtering babies and damaging their mothers in the name of justice.

“Uncle M. L. even once asked: ‘How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: ‘An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The Reverend King was a man of God and a preacher of the Word. He sought a peace that was not just the absence of tension, but the presence of justice. He would agree that there can be no real peace in a society that tolerates injustice. He would most certainly agree that the taking of innocent lives is a horrible injustice. There is no doubt that just as my Uncle M.L. called America’s clergy to awaken 50 years ago to the moral transgression of segregation, he would today sound out a call for a moral awakening and urge all Americans and indeed all human beings around the world today to awaken to the grievous wrong of abortion, and the subsequent devastation of natural marriage and family.”

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Alveda King and Black Leaders: ‘Gosnell Attorney Playing the Race Card is Outrageous and Shameful’

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Gossnell (left) Atty. Jack McMahon (right) and "Gosnell's House of Horror" (center)

Kermit Gosnell (left) Atty. Jack McMahon (right) and “Gosnell’s House of Horror” (center)

The defense attorney for Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist whose killing center earned the title “Gosnell’s House of Horrors” has tried to reduce Gosnell’s charges to “prosecutorial lynching.”

This strategy is an insult to the babies he slaughtered, the women he maimed and killed, the African Community at large and the human race, say African American leaders.

In his opening arguments Jack McMahon called the case “elitist” and “racist,” and charged the trail is coming from prosecutors trying to “put Mayo clinic standards into a West Philadelphia clinic.” Members of the Black Prolife Coalition believe it is Gosnell who is elitist and definitely racist.

“Don’t Black women and babies deserve Mayo Clinic standards?” said Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life. “You sir, are being elitist and racist to suggest that we do not. We reject the notion that the black and brown women Gosnell preyed upon deserved less. Your tactics are shameful, outrageous and an affront in the face of God,” said Dr. King.

“Throughout the Holocaust Josef Mengele aka ‘the angel of death’ delighted in killing young children in the most atrocious and gruesome experiments — all in the name of science,” said Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union. “Kermit Gosnell, is the Black community’s Mengele because he especially preyed on children of his own race who were fully born — totally free to experience the life and liberty that we are all promised in America. Yet, at that moment of new life — the child in warm hands, breathing air, seeing first light, may have also seen the face of his or her executioner. The only factor of ‘race’ is that Gosnell killed these children because he could. He thought no one would really care — after all, it’s just one more Black child — dead in Philadelphia,” Gardner said.

“Selling out the Black community in the name of abortion rights is unconscionable,” said Catherine Davis, Founder and President of the Restoration Project. “But, Gosnell’s attorney has taken this betrayal to a new low by claiming Gosnell should not be prosecuted because he is black. While “women kept being referred to and coming to his clinic because they could get what they needed at the right price,” the right price made Gosnell a millionaire while he was butchering women and babies in the name of abortion. I say he should be prosecuted and held accountable for the injuries and deaths of those he is now claiming to have served and his race makes this betrayal all the more difficult to stomach.”

Not only is Dr. Kermit Gosnell documented as a depraved butcher, he is a depraved butcher who made money on the desperation and despair of women from his own community. Even the Klu Klux Klan treated their own women better,” said Walter Hoye, founder of the Issues4Life Foundation.

The leaders are spearheading investigations, calling for enforcement of life saving laws for women and children, and are advocating information campaigns as to the harmful impact of eugenics and genocide in the Black community.

King, Gardner, Davis and Hoye are all members of the well known National Black Prolife Coalition. Their book LIFE AT ALL COSTS is a thoughtful and well researched account of the issues of life and family that are impacting the Black community.

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