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.

Meanwhile, abortion proponents are ecstatic at the prospect of glamorizing a component of what they support which most Americans assuredly don’t.

Most Americans think drawing and quartering fully formed babies whose wanted friends of the same age get super duper special medical care is too creepy for even a horror flick.

In advance of getting a ton of one-sided publicity for the most heinous of the bunch who commit abortions (which is not to say abortions of younger babies are any less heinous, but if most abortionists are even revolted at the prospect of murdering older babies, you know the procedure itself is disgusting on steroids), abortion zealots are having a tweet fest this afternoon to prop PBS against blowback from the likes of us…

Tweet fest to show love to late-term abortionists

So we pro-lifers are going to push back by hijacking this late-term abortionist love fest with our own tweets…

Pro-life tweet fest in response to late-term abortionist love fest

Note the time-frame is open ended. Organizers didn’t want to commit because they didn’t know if we would do exactly what we’re doing. They needed to be able to cut off the convo to save face if we took things over. But typically pro-abortion chats like this usually don’t last longer than 30 minutes, 60 max.

So please help us keep abortion radicals from peacefully promoting the excruciatingly painful blood bath of older preborn infants, never mind the extra danger their mothers face (hello, Jennifer Morbelli, killed last year by After Tiller star LeRoy Carhart), by tweeting about the reality of late-term abortion – there is so much to say about it – beginning at 2p EST. Use their hashtags #AbortionAccess and #AfterTiller.

If you’re not on Twitter, you need to be. It’s yet another form of social media where pro-lifers can make an impact – see above.

Thanks. And please promote this to your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

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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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.
  • Dawn Laguens’ piece attempting to defend Planned Parenthood’s transition away from “pro-choice” terminology included this absurd assertion:

    As evidence, he quotes Hillary Clinton saying abortion should be “safe, legal and rare,” a message that peaked in the 1990s, when President Clinton first said it, and was probably last used around 2006. Nobody says that anymore.

    Here’s a CNN article from 2010 where President Obama uses the “safe, legal and rare” message.

  • A 33-year-old woman in Indiana has been charged with feticide after allegedly attempting to use RU-486 to abort her late-term pregnancy. The child was apparently born alive and then left in a dumpster:

    A pathologist ruled the infant was born alive and took a breath, but [Purvi] Patel’s lawyer, Jeff Sanford, told the judge the pathologist’s tests don’t prove that. Sanford told WSBT he has big questions about tests the pathologist did and did not do to determine whether the infant was born alive.

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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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[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.)

That the images of “release to elsewhere” are juxtaposed with murderous images – the slaughter of elephants, the killing of innocents by military forces – could be interpreted as furthering the pro-life claim that the taking of “life” is murder. However, the suggestion that murder of the past (war, genocide, etc) has been supplanted with a different kind of murder which is no better emphasizes the hypocrisy at the heart of the pro-life stance: that those who condemn abortion as “murder” also call for the killing of abortion providers and/or support war, resist gun control, and fail to condemn genocide. The quote the current receiver says to Jonas about murder not being eliminated just renamed is applicable here: Pro-lifers do not eliminate what they call murder (abortion and contraception); rather, they call reproductive choice “murderous” and name what they do (such as killing providers like Dr. Tiller) as protecting innocent lives. In doing so, however, they perpetuate the lack of choice that perpetuates so many of the murdering forces in our society: poverty, criminalization, the military machine.

~ Natalie Wilson, reviewing the dystopian movie The Giver, Ms. Magazine Blog, August 18

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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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More and more parents opting for gender reveal parties

He-She-Open-Seeby Carder

It’s not all about that private 20-week ultrasound anymore! More and more parents are planning gender reveal parties to find out their baby’s sex and share the excitement with family and friends through a big reveal, usually in cake form.

So how is it done? Most moms and dads have their ultrasound technician write the child’s sex on a slip of paper that is placed in an envelope. It’s then dropped off at a bakery where a cake is baked in the appropriate color and iced to hide the news. When the parents-to-be cut into the sweet treat, they learn about their future offspring’s sex.

If you need inspiration for your own gender revealing cake, check out the 30 following adorable options, and happy cake cutting!

~ Rebecca Gruber reporting on the trending gender reveal parties, Lil Sugar, August 24

Pro-life blog buzz 8-26-14

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

  • At First Things, J.D. Flynn pens a beautiful response to noted atheist Richard Dawkins’ controversial Tweet about the “immorality” of allowing children with Down syndrome to be born. As an adoptive father of two children with Down syndrome, Flynn’s post is a must read:

    You’ve often said that people who disagree with you should “go away, and learn how to think.” I’ve tried to learn to think, over the years, but perhaps I am naive in some ways. But one of things I’ve concluded is that ethical philosophy can’t be done in a sterile environment — that our humanity, our intuition, our empathy, in fact, must be recognized as a source of ethical insight if we want to think well. Perhaps you believe that your position on abortion and down syndrome is logically valid. But I wonder if you’re kept awake at night by the revulsion that comes with being the champion of killing.

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Pro-life vids of day: Reproductive justice… or Black genocide?

by Hans Johnson

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The poster image to the right ironically accompanies a Facebook post by Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, which she used to inject her pro-abortion agenda into the controversy of the recent shooting death of a black youth by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri:

Heartbroken by the event unfolding in #Ferguson. A parent’s right to raise their child in love and safety, and to dream that their child will have every opportunity in the world to grow into a fiercely independent adult is a fundamental issue of reproductive justice.

But where is the justice for the preborn in the Black community? As noted by Ryan Bomberger in his Townhall column, more Black babies are aborted than are born alive in New York City, and Planned Parenthood plays no small part. According to Protecting Black Life, “79% of [Planned Parenthood's] surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods.”

Shane Q Genesis, a rap artist from Malawi, sees something sinister at work in this promotion of abortion in the inner cities:

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Planned Parenthood strategist goes rogue

Dawn Laguens of Planned Parenthood abortion group and Carter Eskew of Glover Park GroupPlanned Parenthood executive VP Dawn Laguens (pictured above right) took Glover Park Group’s founding partner Carter Eskew (pictured below right) apart in a drippingly sarcastic August 22 Huffington Post piece, “Thanks for the lecture”:

In a recent Washington Post blog post… Eskew took the reproductive rights movement to task, and not a minute too soon by his watch. In his column, he explains that advocates for reproductive health are mired in “convoluted, poll-tested messaging” and “cannot win the debate as it is currently framed.” He probably imagines he’s doing us a favor, but he instead seems to be just tuning in to a conversation that’s literally happening all around him.

In his WashPo piece, Eskew basically concurred with me, without naming names, that pro-abortion messaging has become a hot mess:

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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

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