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Offline dpareja

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Republican indicted for selling babies
« on: October 12, 2019, 02:39:09 am »
Hey, remember when social conservatives were all up in arms about Planned Parenthood selling aborted fetuses? (Which was actually only Planned Parenthood recouping costs related to transportation and storage for medical research.)

I wonder if they'll be as up in arms about someone selling actual live babies...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/arizona-county-assessor-accused-human-smuggling-sale-child-adoption-scheme-n1064116?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

The assessor of Maricopa County in Arizona, Paul Petersen, a Republican, has been indicted on charges of Medicaid fraud, human smuggling, and the sale of a child, along with forgery and attempted money laundering.

Petersen would bring in women from the Marshall Islands (where he spent time as an LDS missionary), have them give birth while living in crowded conditions, bill Medicaid for prenatal care (which was barely given, and illegal anyway since the women were not residents of Arizona), then send them back to the Marshall Islands or to Arkansas, while charging prospective adoptive parents anywhere from $25,000 to $40,000, pocketing around $2,700,000.

Birth parents and adoptive parents are being considered victims of Mr. Petersen's scheme, and authorities do not plan to undo any completed adoptions.
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Re: Republican indicted for selling babies
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 02:47:20 am »
Of course they won't. The baby's already out of the womb. It's pretty much free range to do what ever you want with it now.
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Re: Republican indicted for selling babies
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 07:55:03 am »
I knew I recognized the name. That's the place where Joe Arpaio and Steven Seagal used to be the lawmen!

It's like a black hole that pulls in horrible people and gives them a position of power.
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Re: Republican indicted for selling babies
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 07:40:41 pm »
What the hell is wrong with Maricopia County?  How do they keep voting assholes like this in to do important jobs?  And WHY?

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Re: Republican indicted for selling babies
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 03:16:29 pm »
Its the sun man.

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Re: Republican indicted for selling babies
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 05:22:02 am »
Its the sun man.

Ironbite-does weird things to people's brains.

The sun can fry an egg, and also your noggin. Choose rain instead.
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Re: Republican indicted for selling babies
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 01:44:58 am »
Returning from my multiyear absence to second Kanzenkankaku's suggestion.
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Re: Republican indicted for selling babies
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2019, 02:47:51 am »
Returning from my multiyear absence to second Kanzenkankaku's suggestion.

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