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Rep. Biggs to AG Barr: How do you know there was no voter fraud if you didn’t investigate it?

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Andy Biggs, R-AZ, slammed Attorney General William Barr on Monday’s episode of “The Sara Carter Show” for suggesting there was no widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election while showing no evidence of an investigation into claims of such fraud.

Barr told the Associated Press earlier this month that the Justice Department was conducting an investigation, but claimed that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”

The Freedom Caucus last week wrote a letter to Barr asking him for evidence of his investigation, but Biggs says that evidence hasn’t yet been provided.

“If you didn’t investigate, then you wouldn’t know if there’s fraud or not,” Biggs told Carter of Barr. “But I’m disgusted. He’s named Durham, to be special counsel, ostensibly, so he can keep investigating in a Biden era.”

In his home state of Arizona, Biggs says the proper way to restore election integrity is to conduct an audit of the 2020 election. That will need to be directed by either Governor Doug Ducey, who will need the support of the state legislature, or the board of supervisors, Biggs noted.

“All’s the governor has to do is either bring legislature in and they can vote to have an audit, or the board of supervisors can order an audit, or the governor could issue an executive order and what would an audit do a forensic audit? He would either say that what the governor has been saying is right, that we had a wonderful election, there was no fraud, every legal ballot was counted and no illegal ballots were counted,” Biggs explaned.

“That’s what it would show he’d be a hero for that. Or he would say look, you know, we did find some a systemic problem. We did find enough balance to bring this into question and, and then you could pursue the remedy. He’d be a hero for that. You can’t lose. So why won’t he do it?”

Biggs also emphasized that despite hundreds of affidavits, many state leaders have gone on the “defensive” to prevent any such investigations.

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Pope Francis calls for universal ban on ‘so-called surrogate motherhood’

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Pope Francis called for a universal ban on surrogacy, likening the practice as an unborn child “turned into an object of trafficking.”

“I consider despicable the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood, which represents a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child, based on the exploitation of situations of the mother’s material needs,” Francis said in a speech to the Holy See on Monday.

The “uterus for rent” process, as Francis has called it, was estimated to bring in $14 billion in the U.S. in 2022, and is projected to grow to a $129 billion market by 2032. National Review reports Individual surrogacies can cost anywhere from $60,000 to $200,000 plus in the U.S. Rising infertility rates, an increase in the number of fertility clinics, and “sedentary lifestyles” contribute to surrogacy’s recent popularity, according to Global Market Insights.

“A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Surrogacy is already banned in many European countries. In the United States, commercial surrogacy, or for-profit surrogacy, is legal in some states, and the practice has been used by celebrities who are very public with their decision to use surrogacy.

Altruistic surrogacy, the method by which a woman carries another person’s child for no official compensation, is legal in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Greece, and Iceland, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The speech was about threats to peace and human dignity. “A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Francis also listed Russia’s war on Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas war, climate change, and increased weapons production as great threats to peace on Monday.

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