The Ficticious “Fourth Trimester”

Mckenzie McCoy

The Fictitious “Fourth Trimester”

Let’s just state the obvious – there is no such thing as a ‘fourth trimester’.  We all learned as kids that the prefix ‘tri’ means three: tricycles, triangles, and triple scoops at the ice cream shop. But, let me walk this out even more for you.  According to Merriam-Webster, the term trimester was first used in 1821 and came from the French word trimestre, which was taken from the Latin word trimestris: of three months from three, tri, and mensis, months. And we all know a human pregnancy generally consists of 40 weeks of gestation and is divided into three trimesters, each trimester lasting approximately 3 months.  These are scientific facts, well documented and universally accepted for millenia. So, where did this mystical fourth trimester come from?  And why is this language showing up in legislation and being pushed so adamantly?

I’ll give you a hint: WORDS.  Words are powerful, and words effect culture. The Left knows this, and they have become very good wordsmiths.  Some examples: The taking of an unborn baby’s life is simply a ‘woman’s choice’.  A human baby is referred to as an embryo, a fetus, or a clump of cells…anything but a baby.  Pro-lifers are called ‘anti-choice’. 

The term fourth trimester was coined by Dr. Harvey Karp, a California pediatrician.  He claims that babies are born too soon, and thus should be thought of as fetuses outside the womb. Hence the birth (pun intended) of the ‘fourth trimester’.  The abortion industry saw this as a perfect trojan horse – and ran with it.  They latched on to the ‘fourth trimester’ phrase to push the Left’s agenda to facilitate our own destruction under the guise of helping women.  And like all of their solutions to help women, the baby becomes the sacrificial lamb.  And now being born alive doesn’t even help. The message to the newborn baby is that it is disposable if it causes mom too much hardship.  In order to justify the killing of babies outside the womb, pro-abortionists use made up language to dehumanize the born child and seditiously start passing legislation that seems harmless, even good, like SCR 4002, which attempts to make September 23rd Fourth Trimester Care Day in North Dakota.  

But read carefully, North Dakotans – and be very wary of any seemingly pro-life legislation supported by Republican Senators whose voting record on life does not follow the Republican Platform at all.  

This bill is an attempt to re-brand the postpartum phase of pregnancy in North Dakota under the guise of advocacy for mom and baby.  But instead of supporting the mom and baby as separate yet equal human beings in symbiotic relationships, they are inadvertently placing mom’s needs over baby’s, setting the stage for North Dakota to follow Canada and many countries in Europe which have legalized abortion in the fabricated fourth trimester. Page 1, lines 8 “WHEREAS, the well-being of a mother and her infant are intimately connected and rather than treating them as separate entities, their care should be understood as mutually beneficial, (baby is stripped of its individual status as a human and tied to mom’s well-being) with the needs of the one considered in the context of the needs of the other” and page 2, lines 14- “WHEREAS, for the sake of the health and well-being of both mother and infant, a mother should receive the mental, physical, social, and economic support she needs to successfully transition through this important fourth trimester period”

And here is where the seemingly innocent language in SCR 4002 comes full circle and demonstrates the insidious practice of tying mom and baby together as one human, not two, by placing mom’s needs over the baby’s.  In 2008, the Urban Dictionary defined fourth trimester abortion as “an abortion within the first 4 months after birth. Traditionally performed by a clothes hanger or other wire shaped device, but modern science is constantly coming up with newer and safer procedures.”  They go on to use the word in a sentence, “After the baby was out, she decided to have a fourth trimester abortion, as it was in everyone’s best interest.”  In Canada, as well as most of Europe and any country supported by the WHO, if a woman doesn’t want the responsibility of motherhood anymore, and doesn’t want to place the baby up for adoption or drop the baby off at the hospital no questions asked, then the woman may have an ‘abortion’. This is clearly infanticide.  The mother’s “right to choose” supersedes the baby’s right to live.  We are leaving out a very important person in this equation – the child.  Even Dr. Seuss understands this as the factitious Horton loudly proclaims, “A person’s a person, no matter how small!”

There is no such thing as the fourth trimester of pregnancy, and any lawmaker, especially a Republican cannot continue to support this resolution now knowing the truth.  The 2020 Republican Platform is very clear on life – in the Preamble it states, “We affirm – as did the Declaration of Independence: that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (emphasis added).” It further states on pages 13 and 14, “We assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life that cannot be infringed.  We oppose the non-consensual withholding or withdrawal of care or treatment, including food and water, from individuals with disabilities, newborns, the elderly, or the infirm, just as we oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide.”

The wording in this legislation and the fact that it is sponsored by Republicans is deeply concerning. And hopefully they will read this article. Even if one was initially naive to the history of the fourth trimester. We must urge every single legislator to take the time to study this resolution and the history of the fictitious fourth trimester.  Let’s not allow the manipulation of language to fool us into adopting potentially lethal legislation.  There is no “fourth trimester.”  And God willing, there never will be here in America.  

This resolution is a subtle way to introduce dehumanizing language of a born child.  North Dakota – get off the bench and contact your representatives and committee members.  Urge them to vote “No” on this resolution that diminishes the life of a newborn infant under the banner of women’s health initiatives. If we truly care about mothers and babies, we will advocate for their support and care while holding to the truth that both lives are precious.  


Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Trimester. In dictionary. Retrieved March 12, 2021, from

Urban Dictionary. (n.d.). Fourth Trimester Abortion. In dictionary. Retrieved March 11, 2021, from

SCR 4002:

Republican Senator testifying against HB 1336 video: 

Vote on HB 1336:

GOP. (n.d.). 2016 Republican Platform, revised 2020. Retrieved March 9, 2021 from

Wastewater Surveillance: An Insidious Attempt To Control

Amber Vibeto and Margo Knorr

If you haven’t heard about House Bill 1259, you might want sit up, pay attention, adjust your reading glasses, and then call your District Senator.  HB 1259 is the single thread preventing North Dakotans from becoming ongoing test subjects in the insidious scientific research called wastewater surveillance.
What is Wastewater Surveillance?
There is a big difference between testing wastewater in order to protect citizens from contamination and surveilling wastewater in order to protect citizens from each other by enforcing lockdowns and other restrictions. The National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) was initiated by the CDC and the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data generated by NWSS is being used to understand the extent of COVID-19 infections in communities across the country and give guidance to state and local leaders on implementing public health initiatives such as lockdowns and mask mandates.  With the encouragement of the CDC, this data will lead to the targeting of certain populations such as schools or small businesses and could be used as a justification for infringing on civil liberties in the name of safety.     
North Dakota is participating in wastewater surveillance across the state, including on the campus of NDSU, which led to coerced clinical testing and quarantining of asymptomatic students. According to the CDC, it is not currently possible to reliably and accurately predict the number of infected individuals in a community based on sewage testing, yet this form of surveillance is being used to inform public policy decisions and has the potential to greatly infringe on the rights of citizens beyond college campuses and in regards to other communicable  diseases. 

A few months prior to the DEQ implementing wastewater surveillance in North Dakota, the CDC was advocating for the surveillance of communities. Many articles were published detailing the CDC’s plan to partner with private and public sectors to begin collecting wastewater samples. Instructions were given on how often testing should be done and where the collections should be made.  Many public works managers and department heads were eager to sign on with the help of state funded research universities and to start surveilling communities for potential disease carriers.  Surveillance systems were set up across the nation with the intended goal of assisting governors and mayors in their decisions to implement lockdowns and isolation policies. California was one of the first states to implement wastewater surveillance and it’s clear that residents are getting a front row seat at how wastewater surveillance aids in justifying draconian lockdowns, mask mandates, and restrictions on movement. 

Who can we credit for coming up with this form of “scientific” research?
Global organizations funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have played an integral role in developing this form of human population study.  In 2003, guidance for wastewater surveillance was published by the World Health Organization, whose second largest financial contributor happens to be the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The countries who implemented this guidance were often poverty-stricken and had unstable governments.  Wastewater surveillance was used to track and trace disease back to the carrier communities.  Highly-funded research and vaccination campaigns would show up amongst the communities being surveilled year after year. The scientists, funded by a dedicated billionaire, were so determined to eradicate certain diseases that they encouraged volunteers to go door to door in an attempt to vaccinate the children who were suspected of being potential carriers.  After 15 + years and repeated vaccinations of children,  the efforts to eradicate certain viruses continue to fail.  All of these relentless efforts have caused much turmoil and hardship on the research populations. Some of the individuals being used for research became so desperate to protect their children from being included in unwanted vaccinations, individuals resorted to deadly violence on more than one occasion to protect themselves and their children.  But it was to no avail. They were no match for the massive funds that were being poured into their country or for the powerful organizations who forced citizens to comply.  
A company to keep an eye on: Biobot Analytics has gone public and made recent headlines. They receive substantial donations from American Family Insurance and tech entrepreneurs which warrants a spotlight on their actions and motives.  According to a graph posted on Biobot Analytics’ website, approximately 5000 individuals in North Dakota have already been surveilled.  North Dakotans were being used for research and were most likely unaware of this company’s efforts to turn their sewer systems into “observatories” of their health.  

Why is HB 1259 necessary? 
Nearly 80% of North Dakota became a research population without citizens’ knowledge or consent when the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality in conjunction with NDSU was allotted federally funded Cares Act dollars to start studying human populations in Bismarck, Fargo, Minot, and other towns across North Dakota this past fall.  When the lead engineer for the DEQ was asked how the surveillance of COVID-19 began in our state, he stated that the municipalities had “volunteered.”  In truth, wastewater surveillance for COVID-19 happened without the disclosing of the purpose and intended outcomes of the research in a public hearing to city residents. There was no formal presentation to most city councils prior to implementation.  Often times the city council was never made aware of what was being done.  Even though concerns have been raised, the DEQ has not been persuaded to stop using North Dakota municipalities as research populations. HB 1259 seeks to prohibit wastewater surveillance unless there is a public hearing and vote of approval by citizens.  It is crucial to consider the ethical implications of testing people without their consent and then using the results against them.  Also, it should be noted that if an individual is uncomfortable and no longer wishes to be included in a research study, they have the right to opt out. Wastewater surveillance research strips away the autonomy and rights of individuals by being used for research without their consent.  
Until reliability and efficacy of this new public health tool are demonstrated, implementing wastewater screening for COVID-19 to target public health resources, to require testing, to impose restrictions on movement, or to remove restrictions based on an absence of virus in the wastewater is premature at best. Even if reliability and efficacy are established, the legal and moral ramifications must be strongly and thoroughly considered before implementation. In addition, under the banner of COVID-19, our government has become habitually tyrannical.  We must recapture an America where government serves, rather than subjugates, its citizens.  Kudos to HB 1259 bill sponsors for taking a stand to preserve “consent of the governed”: Representatives Ruby, Becker, Cory, Howe, Kading, Louser, Weisz;  Senators Burckhard, Kannianen, and Myrdal.  To make your voice heard on this issue, contact the members of the Senate Political Subdivisions Committee today and urge them to render a do pass on HB 1259.

Counterfeit Justice: Why We Must Fight Against the Left’s War on Reality

What is happening in women’s sports right now is a perfect example of why it’s important for citizens to speak out on sociocultural issues.  Too many have acquiesced to the immense social pressure to either affirm or stay silent on the issue of transgenderism because they don’t want to be labeled as hateful and judgmental.  At this point, the pressure is so great that many citizens fear losing their job if they dare express an opinion that doesn’t align politically with the Left.  Many people justify their silence by telling themselves it’s none of their business how other people live their lives.  However, transgender ideology does, in fact, affect us all.  There are real world implications for the redefinition of certain key words like man and woman, and one way we are seeing that play out is the misguided, dangerous, and unfair push to allow males in female sports.  
There is a mountain of evidence that shows that, in general, male athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, possess better hand-eye coordination, and are more spatially aware than their female counterparts, all of which clearly give men the advantage.  Women would be put in a considerably vulnerable position if they were made to compete against males, especially in a contact sport as women are more likely to be injured when colliding with a man verses another woman.  Males even have the advantage after one year of gender-affirming hormone therapy.  A study by the British Journal of Medicine showed that trans-women (males) still had a 9% faster average run speed after the one year period of testosterone suppression that is recommended by World Athletics for inclusion in women’s events. 
The celebration and complete acceptance of transgender ideology has implications beyond the world of sports.  It is now acceptable to allow our youth to be test subjects for social experimentation.  Our culture’s celebration of victimhood has an incredible pull on impressionable youth – especially if they are struggling socially.  They know that by identifying with the LGBT movement they will be celebrated by their peers and by the culture.  Unfortunately, this does not lead to happier and healthier kids, despite what we are told.  There is a reason that a moral society establishes an age of consent for sexual activity.  Our government recognizes that children do not have the ability for consensual sex because their brains are not fully developed.  And yet, we are being told that toddlers have the self-awareness and mental capacity to choose their own gender.  Children and teens are being encouraged to make life-altering decisions that they do not have the ability to make and that they likely will regret as they grow older.  How is this showing compassion and kindness towards young people who struggle with gender dysphoria?  Speaking truth with love and respect is a much higher virtue than ignoring obvious lies for the sake of being kind.  It is nothing less than tragic to accept a worldview in which biological sex and gender are separate from each other because this leads to a society in which objective scientific facts are turned into mere cultural and social constructs.  This leaves women particularly vulnerable because we cannot protect women’s rights without a concrete definition of what it means to be a woman.    
If gender is not informed by objective biological science, then it has to be based on subjective feelings and opinions which can and do change, especially in a culture that quickly and easily propagates postmodern philosophies like gender theory through the use of social media. The number of kids who identify as trans has skyrocketed in recent years.  This is not an organic development, but due to peer contagion that is spurred on by activist parents, media, Hollywood, Planned Parenthood, and certain public school systems all actively recruiting our youth to identify with the LGBT movement.  Trans athletes are currently in the minority, but as transgenderism ideology becomes more mainstream, there will be more and more males who will want to compete in women’s sports.  If we do not pass legislation to protect women’s sports, the scholarships, awards, and opportunities that sports provide will once again be dominated by men and boys. Many have been fooled into thinking that this is progress. It is not. We must not allow transgenderism ideology to override established biology.  We must not choose political correctness over the safety and hard won rights of women and girls.  
Transgenderism is portrayed as a complex and nuanced field of medicine, but in actuality, it is an ideology that requires us to ignore established biological science and logic. The whole transgender movement is religious in nature.  It requires faith to believe that men can be “trapped inside a woman’s body”, and vice versa.  It requires complete obedience – in thought and action.  People are “held accountable” for daring to question a narrative that, for all of human history up until very recently, most people would have considered absurd.  There are calls for repentance when someone has been identified as a bigot, but there is no forgiveness to be found no matter how desperate or unnecessary the apology.  The fallen are told that, unfortunately, losing a job and/or being de-platformed from social media are the justifiable consequences for not falling in line with the doctrine of gender theory – a theory that in part was pioneered by the prominent psychologist, John Money, whose unethical experimentation on two young boys led to their suicides as adults.  
The incoherent thought processes in this particular ideology are many.  Just one example: we are told that making the assumption that only girls like to play with dolls and like the color pink is wrong and an example of a toxic social construct.  But at the same time we are told that if a young boy exhibits those preferences, he must actually be a girl.  How are these assertions compatible with each other?  
If we truly cared about the mental well-being of our impressionable youth, we would point them to the truth of who they are based on objective reality rather than the subjectiveness of postmodern philosophies and cultural trends.  We would tell them that while transgenderism falsely claims that our bodies are irrelevant to the person we are on the inside, our biology points us to the truth that our bodies and souls together form an integrated and whole human being. Not only would we tell them the truth of who they are, we would advocate for ethical, compassionate, evidenced-based psychological care to address their confusion and distress.   
One way North Dakotans can make their voices heard on this issue is to contact their district senator and urge him or her to support HB 1298 relating to the prohibition of males in female sports.  We must not allow a counterfeit social justice for the minority to create an injustice for the majority.  The future of women’s sports, as well as the mental well-being of our youth, depend on the courageous among us who are willing to accept the social backlash in order to stand for truth. It’s time to stand up for women, for girls, and for children because they are the ones who are being the most negatively impacted by the transgender movement.  In order to do that, we must educate ourselves on the origin of gender theory and examine this worldview in a logical way, leaving emotion, politics, and antagonism toward others behind. 


The Bone-Muscle Relationship in Men and Women

Males Have Larger Skeletal Size and Bone Mass Than Females, Despite Comparable Body Size

Comparison of injury during cadet basic training by gender

A Comparative Study on Strength between American College Male and Female Students in Caucasian and Asian Populations

Skeletal muscle mass and distribution in 468 men and women aged 18–88 yr

Elite Strength Sports (IPF and IWF) a Comparison of Sex and Performance

Gender Differences in Spacial Ability

Comparing Athletic Differences Between Women and Men

Effect of gender affirming hormones on athletic performance in trans-women and trans-men: implications for sporting organizations and legislators

The End of Gender by Dr. Debra Soh

Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

David Reimer and John Money Gender Reassignment Controversy: The John/Joan Case



Asymptomatic Spread: The House of Cards upon which mask mandates and lockdowns are built.

Amber Vibeto NDCA

Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is the house of cards upon which mask mandates and lockdowns are built. A Journal of the American Medical Association meta-analysis of 54 studies showed that the rate of asymptomatic spread in households that had a family member who was positive for COVID-19 was 0.7%. If it is that rare among family members that live together, what does that tell us about asymptomatic spread in the general population?
The burden of proof lies with our governing authorities and businesses to provide solid evidence and Constitutional support for enacting policies that change people’s lives in such dramatic ways as forced public mask-wearing at all times.  In fact, an argument could be made that the public deserves proof that masks don’t actually cause the spread of viruses and bacteria. Many citizens have legitimate health concerns about the unprofessional way masks are being worn in non-clinic settings.  Because the evidence is so mixed and politicized, and because we are inexplicably told to wear masks even when socially distanced from others, many citizens do not have confidence in public health messaging.

The evidence for the efficacy of public mask wearing has actually been quite weak which is why those who advocate for masks and lockdowns resort to emotional manipulation to get the public to comply with executive orders. Blaming fellow citizens for the completely inevitable spread of a highly contagious respiratory virus has led to unintended negative social consequences including the pervasive bullying and lecturing of fellow citizens as well as the argument that we should normalize mask-wearing from this point forward to protect the population from all viruses, not just COVID-19. We are being asked to choose compassion for others over individual liberty, but that is a false dichotomy, and serves only to cause animosity and division among fellow Americans.

Mask mandates are a win-win for political leaders. If cases decline, they can credit their decisive leadership. If cases rise, they can blame the public for non-compliance. Either way, the burden of responsibility is placed on the public and conveniently lets leaders off the hook for failures in policy. The data that we do have overwhelmingly shows that the rise and fall in COVID-19 cases are completely unaffected by government mitigations.

More and more citizens are ignoring the mask mandate completely or are only partially complying by wearing the mask below their nose or chin. How many times have we all pulled our masks down in order to be understood by the person we are talking to? Elected officials have the choice to continue leading through force or to lead by persuasion, reason and dialogue. Which of those two styles of leadership reflect the hard won liberty that Americans highly revere? We must respect our fellow citizens enough to allow them to assess public health guidelines and then decide for themselves whether to mask up or not. If the case for mask-wearing holds up, then Americans will choose to comply because we have always been the kind of people who look out for one another. However, the freedom to choose is the only way forward if we have any respect left for the freedom for which so many fought and died.

Isolated to Death

Recently I was listening to a story about an elderly man in a North Dakota nursing home who was kept “safe” in his nursing home until he died alone. He was kept away from his family, friends, and loved ones for months.  He was conscientiously and rigorously kept “safe” by the federal government, the North Dakota Department of Health, and the Nursing Home he resided in. He was kept this way until he died alone, isolated, and “SAFE.”

Is this who our Physicians, Health Departments, and disease research Doctors have become? Advocating for isolation camps for our beloved elder population: Is this science?

We are now being guided by a godless science which is incapable of acknowledging the healing touch of a loved ones presence, or the reality of miracles. “Define your choices with data or you are not relevant to the conversation,” is the motto guiding many of our politicians and leaders.

And this is science? ….Safe… Sterile…..Isolated ……..Masked………Until death do us part.

That is not the way I hope to leave this world. I hope to have snot covered grandchildren crawling ALL OVER ME. To die from a respiratory infection, given directly to me by the hug of my 3 year old grandchild who held my wrinkled, time worn face in her little hands and told me she loved me; sounds like the best way to go. I hope she wipes her running nose on my shoulder and burrows her little face in my neck as she nestles in for a hug.

When I die: I want to go just-like-that, Covid and all.

“Give me liberty or give me death”-Nathan Hale

Where are our lawmakers?

What are our elected officials in Washington D.C. doing? Have they become trapped in the “Think Tank”? Watching our lawmakers do absolutely, nothing, with regards to ending this, “catastrophe mindset,” as promoted by the CDC, HHS, and their Public Health initiatives,  is mind numbing.

Most of our federal politicians have been granted early access to the vaccine and are as immune as they will ever be. But still, it’s not enough for them.  What exactly do they want? To wear masks until life is secure, with not one threat of germ or virus? It appears so.

If you tune into C-SPAN  you will see the individuals we elected, turning our nation inside out. Do they think Americans are stupid? Because they are not.

Americans, by and large, have access to health care and self care that is quality, and readily available.  Most of us have had COVID-19. And frankly, it’s not that bad for the majority of the population. NO MATTER what anyone tells you, the science is in: The masks are over-rated and the disease was never what their minds created it to be.

Where are our leaders!!???

What an absolute, utter, sadness to watch our federal lawmakers take no stance on this unending masking. They are not even bold enough to say, “Stop masking the children in a school setting.”

Who have our lawmakers become? What kind of people did we elect? They are sinking in a “Think Tank” of policy, procedure, and predictions that are no longer tethered to reality. Will they find their way back home, to solid reasoning of the Mind and Body?

Will our Lawmakers ever come to terms with their mortality and the mortality of their constituents? Or do they plan on masking themselves for the rest of their public life?

Perhaps they should retire.

Time for some one in Washington D.C. to  climb out of the “Group Think Tank” currently sinking our drowning Nation. It is time to be a leader of character, beholding to no one other than God, Himself: In Him we trust. He decides life and death not you👉 and you 👈and you👉.

We need a leader who stands for freedom and liberty and the Constitution of the United States of America!!! Let people choose what is best for their own body. We the people do NOT require a nanny or caretaker. We need a free thinking mind, uncorrupted and able to logically reason. Is there anyone left in DC who is capable of thinking for themselves?

Wear a mask if you want to, but don’t force your mindset onto our Nation. Your germ mitigation strategies have gone too far and for far too long. We have appeased and placated your weaknesses and we are DONE!!!

It’s time you were told the truth: You will be responsible for destroying our nation if you continue on in this much longer. It is NOT the pandemic rotting our Nation’s infrastructure and harming us as a people and Nation. It has been YOUR reaction to the pandemic that has been the most destructive force of all.

Don’t be a “Rumplestiltskin”

cute positive bonding siblings in face masks

Are any elected officials advocating for children? For almost a year now, we have been masking children so they would be allowed in school and sports. And what has this done. Absolutely Nothing!!!!

Comparing the data from schools who did not mask to schools who do mask: the evidence is undeniable. The kids that did not wear masks are healthier. Their faces are free from the mask induced bacterial infections that produce boils and puss filled sores on their little faces.
The children in schools that did not mandate masks, had excellent results. They are healthy and well. Yet, these facts and scientific data are ignored.


Why has the CDC, HHS, Health Departments and outspoken pediatricians become dishonorable in their actions and ideologies? The answer: Because they took disease mitigation too far.  They became unreasonable. And it is no longer OK, with anyone.
Enough is enough! The mandatory masking of children needs to stop. “Optional always but never mandatory” is a motto to live and die by.

You have the right and freedom to wear a mask. But you do not have the right to force your will and desires onto the faces of children, anymore. You must STOP ✋, regroup, and take time off to care for your mental health if you are in one of the listed groups above. It is time to come back to your senses. It’s time to start advocating for the unmasking of children.

Mask yourself…..NOT a child. Don’t be a Rumplestiltskin.

man in yellow protective suit
Don’t be a Rumplestiltskin