Pro-life photo of the week: Benham Bros out senators who oppose 20-wk abortion ban

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David and Benham out Senator Kay Hagan for her opposite to late-term abortion ban

Backdrop, via CharlotteObserver.com, August 27:

About 60 abortion protesters rallied outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s Charlotte office Wednesday, hoping to influence not only North Carolina’sSenate election but control of the entire Senate.

The rally, on a South Boulevard sidewalk, was organized by a coalition of anti-abortion groups including the Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee and Family Research Council Action.

It’s part of what organizers call their Summer of Life Campaign,” which features rallies in the home states of five vulnerable Democratic senators, including Hagan.

Organizers are rallying support for a bill known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. It would ban abortions after 20 weeks.

“By turning a blind eye to this bill, Sen. Hagan proves that she is not only pro-abortion, she proves that she is anti-life,” said David Benham.

He and his twin brother, Jason, made national headlines when HGTV canceled their house-flipping show before it aired because of David Benham’s past comments on gay marriage and abortion.

A lone abortion-rights supporter stood nearby with her own sign.

[Photo via CharlotteObserver.com]

Stanek weekend question: Should pro-lifers press PBS to cancel “After Tiller” or demand equal time?

PBS After Tiller pro-abortion filmSince news broke that PBS, a taxpayer-funded public television station, will air the late-term abortion and abortionist propaganda documentary After Tiller throughout the month of September, pro-lifers have been up in arms.

American Life League is demanding PBS cancel After Tiller.

Meanwhile, a petition drive has been launched to press PBS to air the pro-life documentary 40. Another petition drive wants PBS to air Maafa21. Other suggestions I’ve read include After the Choice and Life Happens.

A PBS official told Dustin Siggins of LifeSiteNews.com yesterday it currently has no plans to air a pro-life counterpart to After Tiller, but it seems as if a strong case could be made for equal time.

What do you think? Should pro-lifers fight the airing of this pro-abortion “crockumentary,” or should we use the opportunity to demand equal time? Also take the poll!

 

Pro-life blog buzz 8-29-14

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • At Priests for Life, Alveda King explains why PFL plans to continue its lawsuit against the HHS Mandate, despite the government’s attempt at an “accommodation”:

    Bottom line: The government is on its own in this scheme to expand access to abortion-inducing drugs and contraceptives. We want a full exemption from this mandate, so that we have nothing to do with this scheme. If people want these drugs and the government wants to provide them, then the government will have to find a way to connect with them without our help. Our religion requires no less.

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ANNOUNCING: Pro-lifers to hijack late-term abortion Twitter love fest TODAY

late-term abortionist After Tiller propaganda pieceYou’ve likely heard by now that PBS, a taxpayer-funded public television station, is airing the late-term abortionist propaganda piece After Tiller throughout the month of September.

I’ll write more on that in another post. For now, stop reading me for a minute and read this incredible piece by Matt Walsh on the topic.

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Pro-life vid of day: Do pro-lifers care about kids after birth?

greg_kouklby Kelli

On a recent radio program, Stand to Reason’s Greg Koukl (pictured) answered an apparently pro-choice school teacher, Anne, who snarkily asked what he, as a pro-lifer, is doing to take care of children “once they’re here.”

After telling her that he has adopted two children from crisis pregnancies, she still seemed dissatisfied. Koukl responded:

It sounds to me like you wouldn’t be satisfied unless I raised funds for every woman in crisis pregnancies or adopted every child, which obviously would be ludicrous….

I am concerned about the logic and reasoning that seems to be sitting behind this and that is: unless we’re willing to care for these children, then we have no right to tell other women not to kill them. This is not a morally sound equation…. Just because I’m not willing to marry the woman that a man is beating, his wife, doesn’t mean that I can’t object to him beating her.

Take a listen:

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Latest abortion play: Underage DIY abortion for “ticking time bomb”

Ruby Rae SpiegelAmy and Ester, the Florida high school students at the center of “Dry Land,” have a time-sensitive problem to solve: Amy’s unwanted pregnancy. Unlike the women recently played by Jenny Slate in the indie film “Obvious Child” and by Julia Stiles in the Off Broadway romance “Phoenix,” Amy isn’t an adult, so her mother would have to be told if she sought an abortion. She opts instead for a do-it-yourself approach and asks Ester to help.

“She’s just trying to get rid of this pregnancy,” said Ms. Spiegel, whose inspiration for the play was a New Republic article about DIY abortions. “It’s, like, on her body, and it’s a ticking time bomb. She just wants it out of her.”

~ Yale student playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel describing her recent play, Dry Land, New York Times, August 28

Pro-life news brief 8-28-14

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • A newborn baby boy in Utah is in critical condition after his mother abandoned him in a trash can and was found by neighbors who thought they were hearing a kitten:

    Police say the 24-year-old mother later returned to the scene and told officers that she’d left the baby there about an hour before he was found.

  • Time has a piece by Laura Stampler attempting to promote abortion advocates and their lame Taco or Beer challenge. The piece is entitled “New Viral Fundraiser,” despite only having 127 posts (at this moment) on Tumblr.
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(Not so) pro-life vid of day: Baby can be killed until cord cut

by Hans Johnson

As the summer winds down for those in Created Equal’s Justice Riders, they will be returning to school with a great deal of experience debating pro-choicers. Here is a noble effort by Director of Training Seth Drayer, trying to convince a woman that we must at the very least consider mother and child different human beings after birth. See how she answers that:

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Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

[HT: Mark Harrington]

Feminist thinks “The Giver” is a slam to pro-lifers

The-Giver-Movieby Kelli

On one hand, the depiction of “release to elsewhere” – especially of one of the unqualified babies, who is given a lethal injection and then dropped down a chute — could surely be used as grist for organizations who are deemed pro-life. (Especially given that in real life, abortion foes often use jarring images of fetuses to further their claim that abortion is murder, despite the fact that such images misrepresent the reality of abortion.)

On the other hand, the suggestion that birth control and family planning are necessary in a world of limited resources are in keeping with pro-choice sentiments. Further, the focus on “unqualified” babies who are at least several months old – not on embryos, fetuses, or zygotes (what those on the “pro-life” side often call “life”) – indicates that this “release” is NOT the same thing as abortion. (Thus, the story is much different from the one told by the likes of Rand Paul — the horror at ending a life is not focused on the contents of a pregnant woman’s uterus, but on a functioning, breathing, fully formed human baby.)

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Star gets testy when “Obvious Child” billed as “abortion rom-com”

Jenny Slate in the abortion rom-com Obvious Child

As commenter Christina noted on Facebook (a line I stole on Twitter), “Let’s make abortion the central theme of a comedy, then pretend we’re not trivializing it and trying to make it funny.”

But that’s exactly what the star of a romantic comedy about abortion is trying to say.

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10299863_643046945782168_2130286851_nThe narratives most often used to spread reproductive justice awareness always center the discussion on “Women’s Rights.” But since I’m not a woman, I’ve felt very disconnected from the spaces I work in….

I was twenty when I had a medicinal abortion, and I have been on some form of birth control since that time. Even though the ability to reproduce hasn’t always been a factor with the partners I have had, I like knowing that I have a back-up plan and hormonal regularity….

Even the intake forms at my local Planned Parenthood are incredibly trans-exclusive! When I went to Planned Parenthood to get birth control I wasn’t given the option to state my preferred name or personal pronouns….

You might love your new hashtag or slogan, and it might be pretty catchy, but take a moment to remember that the “War on Women” really only means one type of person: cis-women.

“A Woman’s Right to Choose,” “Women’s Health,” and “Women’s Access” are all phrases that erase me and others like me.

Using “women” as a catch-all term for “people with active uteruses” is incredibly problematic….

Remember basic diversity training…. Not everyone who gives birth identifies as a woman…

Don’t assume that because someone is feminine that they are a woman regardless of their assigned reproductive system….

If you aren’t catching my obvious personal feelings, I’ll make clear that I’m a femme nonbinary person who deals with this all the time. Make my life a little easier. C’mon.

~ Jack Qu’emi, “4 ways to be gender inclusive when discussing abortion,” everydayfeminism.com, August 29

JLS note: My hope is commenters won’t mock Jack. My goal in posting this is to shed light to pro-lifers on another element of confusion and lostness on the other side. What would you say to Jack if having coffee together?

[HT: @LivinOnAClaire on Twitter]; photo of Jack via ink361.com]

 

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