Abortion clinic threatens lawsuit; pro-life group responds, “Make our day.”

In January the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform posted what it called “the most shocking 4-minute abortion debate you will ever see.”

CBR juxtaposed a video produced by Northland Family Planning Centers touting “the goodness” of abortion with video cuts showing the reality of abortion.

Northland is a late-term abortion chain of 3 mills in Michigan that aborts babies up to 24 weeks old. CBR merely showed what that looks like. I thought truth in advertising was a good thing?

We know it’s not, when it comes to abortion. On March 18 Northland’s bottom-feeding attorneys, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, shot CBR a warning letter to cease and desist use of Northland’s video. I strikes me as funny that they were forced to cite CBR’s title. Doing so must have made them gag. Click to enlarge…


Yesterday CBR’s attorney from the Thomas More Law Center volleyed back a “see you in court” letter to Northland’s attorneys stating, “my clients would welcome the opportunity to defend their position in a court of law should you be so reckless as to follow through with your hollow threat to sue them.”

TMLC cited the “fair use” doctrine, of which I, myself, am fully aware. Every now and then I receive a similar threat to remove photos, etc, that I’ve gleaned from pro-abort websites and Facebook. Just received 2 last week, coincidentally. Fortunately, a wonderful attorney provided me by the Alliance Defense Fund fends off pests for me, which I really appreciate.

About Northland’s video Gregg Cunningham of CBR observed in an email:

As this abortion clinic’s saleswoman was filming her commercial ad, just down the hall, safely out of sight of the camera, viable babies were being tortured to death, without benefit of anesthesia – babies so far along in pregnancy that they would have been born alive had their mother’s labor been induced before killing them.

The outrage here isn’t merely the ages of the babies they are killing. Every abortion is horrific at any age. The real scandal is that this assassin, disguised as some sort of prim and proper school marm, complete with conservatively styled hair, starched blouse and horn-rimmed glasses, looks straight into the camera and tells lie after lie, for the purpose of tricking vulnerable, desperate women – and young girls – into an unimaginably ruinous mistake. Her manner is shrewdly calculated to be matter-of-fact and reassuring. Her purpose is to disarm her victims and lure them into a carefully laid trap….

The narrator in this abortion industry video was engaging in speech which was both commercial and political. Selling abortion is about reinforcing and exploiting maternal ignorance. It is about telling lies to perpetrate business fraud. Keeping abortion legal is about deceptive political speech intended to fabricate the fiction that abortion is a nominal evil best left to personal discretion. It is about reinforcing and exploiting voter ignorance. Northland not only demands the right to manipulate prospective victims (mothers and voters) with unconscionable falsehoods but they then have the effrontery to threaten anyone who dares rebut their claims.

All we have done is force open the door down the hall from the Northland narrator’s office. Without saying a word, we simply show viewers the reality which Northland’s narrator struggles to distort. Is abortion an expression of “love” or a vicious act of violence? We tacitly challenge viewers to decide whether they are going to believe what they hear or what they see – with their own eyes. Hucksters can spin the facts but the camera records the truth.

Here is CBR’s video. WARNING: Very graphic….

34 thoughts on “Abortion clinic threatens lawsuit; pro-life group responds, “Make our day.””


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    carder says:

    And let’s not forget the pretty little bouquet of orange flowers in the corner.
     
    Goes great with auburn hair and subtle shades of pink.

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    Patty says:

    OMG!!! Have mercy on us all.
    John 8:44 – “a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar”
    Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.a’ 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

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    Pamela says:

    How old is this girl? She looks like she’s about 19. Hardly old enough to be an “authority figure”, or an expert on ANYTHING….just sayin’.

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    Kelsey says:

    Pamela, many pro-life leaders are young.  Lila Rose of Live Action is 22 (same age as me), and was a teenager when her first exposes came out.  I believe that Kristan Hawkins from Students for Life of America is 25, but I could be off by a year. 

    The Northland spokeswoman is WRONG on so many levels.  Let’s attack that, and put her age aside.

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    Alex says:

    I like the little jab about Section 505 at the end of the TMLC letter.

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    Bruce says:

    Now people realize why I call abortion clinics “Satan’s butthole” because that is exactly what they are. These butchers are slaughtering babies by the millions and destroying women’s health and lives. This needs to be broadcast on national television during the Super Bowl and in Times Square each and everyday until these butcher shops are shut down forever.

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    ninek says:

    Hey, I didn’t realize Dolores Umbridge had a niece.  Where are the moving kitten pictures?

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    Jeanette says:

    They need to show this video in every high school but of course they won’t.

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    Anita says:

    Dear God in heaven, have mercy on all of us for allowing this to ever happen.  This woman spews lies from Hell and calls it love.  Isn’t that just the way Satan works?  It is amazing to me that the whole world has not already been swept away by the wrath of God.  His mercy is so great, He continues to give us time to repent.  Let us fast and pray for the conversion of hearts, for the dissipation of the darkness.  We have much pennance to do.  Satan has taken these souls to the brink of Hell, may we pray and sacrifice, and ask for God’s mercy to bring them back to the truth.

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    amanda says:

    this is the most horrible disgusting thing i have seen love is ripping apart a inistent baby yes they are bad ppl, i hope her pay back is 10 times worse than what the done to those babys
     

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    CT conservative says:

    One of your rules is to be civil.  How do you expect me to be civil when I see such unspeakable evil.  This is no different than what occured at Dachau or Auschwitz.  This video would make Dr. Mengele blush.

    I can not and will not be civil to the people who would perpetrate such evil on innocent defenselss babies.  They are EVIL and we can not be silent in the face of evil.

    I wish bad things to this woman.  I hope she gets her just desserts.

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    Janet says:

    CT conservative, 

    Which woman are you referring to? The one in the video?  Before getting too hostile against her, she may be an  “actress” for all we know, and I don’t think we need to attack HER verbally. It’s the creator of the video  – Northland Family Planning Centers –  who is ultimately responsible for it after all.

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    SCope says:

    I don’t even know what to say after watching that.  I can’t believe they actually have that sign in the office about only bringing love into the office.  If someone could watch a video like that and keep working to support abortions, they are for sure satan’s employees.  I feel like I have stepped into the twilight zone or something if people actually defend the lies in the video by the abortion clinic. 

    I will continue to pray for an end to this violence.

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    CT conservative says:

    Even if that is an actress, she made the video.  She read the lines.  So sane person would call slaughtering a child an act of love.  Would you have participated?  Would you have read those lines.  I wish ill to everyone involved – the woman reading the lines, the woman who allowed her baby to be murdered, the person holding the foreceps, the videographer, the owners of the clinic.  I hope they all rot in all and I hope Christ extracts vengence on them all.

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    mauricio says:

    satan,s works doesn’t end in killing and lying also fills hearts with hate. be angry to this abomination but keep your from hating

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    Sydney M. says:

    CT conservative… I used to feel the same way. I hope you will pray to Christ for love for these people. Its not easy, I know. When we see such bloodthirstiness and injustice we feel real anger. But remember as Carla pointed out so many times to me, that they are deceived. DECEIVED by the evil one. I pray God will have mercy on them and give them a chance to repent because one day we will ALL be judged and woe unto them that are judged apart from Christ!

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    Alice says:

    I knew my fandomy familiarity with “fair use” would come in handy one day, and I completely agree with you, Jill.  CBR’s video is either a parody or a critique, but either way, this seems like something fair use would definitely cover.  I think the C&D letter is a scare tactic.

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    Frebus Maxwell says:

    Read “UnPlanned” by Abby Johnson and you will get a better perspective on how to view those working for abortuaries such as Planned Parenthood, even those who (as Abby did) assisted in abortions.  Deception/blindness abounds!  Pray for the enemy to be bound and light to burst into those places! 

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    Vita says:

    Jeanette says:
    March 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    They need to show this video in every high school but of course they won’t.
     
    Probably they won’t anymore these days, even in Lithuania. When I was growing up, we watched a video like that in a class, followed by a discussion with a doctor (not an abortionist, just a regular GP). Some people cried just seeing it. After that there wasn’t a single person in our class who was supporting abortion. Also our sex ed was very straight forward as well- you’re not ready for sex and babies until you’re at least 18, but ideally – until you’ve finished your education and are married. Even at that time and age we were able to make a connection of ABORTION is horrible = shouldn’t get pregnant = no cotraceptives are 100% effective = stay abstinent. One video is worth a thousand words! And to this day I don’t know any of my classmates who’ve changed their minds and became pro-choice… None had unplanned pregnancies either, we were all too busy studying and preparing for the future.

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    Jen says:

    Oh my Lord, have mercy. I feel like I’m going to throw up and I couldn’t even watch most of it.  How, how, how can people go to work and do these things day after day? How?  When will it end?!  How can the world keep spinning with this happening?  Lord, have mercy!

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    John Lewandowski says:

    “Hey, I didn’t realize Dolores Umbridge had a niece.”

    Ninek, Congratulations!  You win the internet!

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    Amy R. says:

    Where are the pro-abortion-choicers on this? Not one of them has commented on any of this! Maybe they can’t find the words to defend the evil on the screen, what they know in their hearts to be wrong? It’s their people who made this video, they can’t say that this is fake.
     
    Ninek, your comment is brilliant! Yes, she does have the air of Umbridge about her, but I’m pretty sure that Umbridge is a pure-blood.

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    Pamela says:

    Kelsey, I wasn’t “attacking”  anyone and I am well aware of Lila Rose’s age. I can’t watch the video. As much as I want another baby right now, I just can’t watch another one be torn apart. That tears my HEART apart. :(

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    Mike says:

    How could anyone even stand by and FILM this happening ?
    Oh wait, I forgot:  To show how much LOVE is in the room.
    Silly me.

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    ninek says:

    You know, I went off my pain meds for lent a couple weeks ago and was worried that I was coming off too snarky.  Thanks so much!  Margaret Sanger no doubt would be the first to get rid of all the muggles!

    Mike, I know right? This gives new meaning to the phrase “I love you to death.”

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    Jacqueline says:

    I can’t watch videos of children being killed that someone stood by and filmed. I can see pictures of children that were killed and want to apologize to that baby, but to watch the murder take place with no one doing anything to stop it but filming it- I just can’t handle that. I understand there was nothing the videographer could do to stop it, but it still disturbs me to my core.

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    Daniel says:

    This is just a normal view of humanity living without God. Since the very beginning the choice to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, to be like god, and posses the ability to choose right from wrong for ourselves, is the price that was paid for free will. There is nobody to be angry with save the enemy. There is no way that these poor people that choose to kill, should be condemned by us, for it is God alone who judges, not us. The fruit of their labor is obviously evil and the extent of their blindness is saddening. But I know, that some day, they will again see clearly, and the anguish caused by their choices will become the source of their torment. I for one feel deep sorrow for all of those involved, and the millions of innocent children that have perished.

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    Serena Gaefke says:

    Oh my God (and I mean that reverently)! The first few seconds shocked me and even though I’ve written a book and website on the topic, seeing the images is really a reminder of how utterly evil it is…those little hands in the body of a woman… Anyone who doesn’t say so is deceiving themselves (perhaps a necessary defense if they themselves have had an abortion). God have pity on both of them – the woman, so afraid and deceived who pays someone to kill her child, and the child, so innocent and guiltless, whose life is violently smashed. I’m not sure if I can watch it all…

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    Carla says:

    Hi Serena,
    I haven’t been able to watch it. You don’t have to.

    And YES abortion is about deception! Women are deceived by the father of lies.

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    Myla says:

    who do they’love’? themselves or their child?
    true love is the willingness to sacrifice for someone other than yourself. love for self is not true love. it is vanity.

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    Praxedes says:

    Megan, CC, joan,
    Where are you? 
     

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    Lynn says:

    I had to cover half the screen just to get to the end of it without throwing up…and to see them wrap the baby in butcher paper like a piece of rump roast as if this child was no more valuable than a piece of meat!

    How on earth do these nurses/doctors do this every day?! The deception must be awfully powerful for them to ignore the horror of it all…Yes, Satan is a liar,  and a deceiver and he kills humans b/c he can’t kill God…and we are made in God’s image and he hates US with vile hatred. (Read Bill Weise’s book “23 Minutes in Hell” and you will understand why abortion is Satan’s number one tool to kill the human race.)

    That’s why it’s so important to show love to people in the abortion industry in the face of all this…we do NOT war against flesh and blood (people) but against the prinicpalities of darkness. (that’s Satan’s kingdom) My only comfort is that despite the horror of his/her death, this child is in heaven!

    Our most powerful weapon is prayer! It is stronger than the gates of Hell..This video shows that these people really do believe a lie…they are blinded…so pray God opens their eyes to see what we see. And send this video to your Congressmen and women…they vote for things like this b/c they have NO idea what an abortion really looks like!

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    Robert says:

    Yeah, that line about how courageous they and the women who come into their mills are.  That’s a winner.  As far as the mothers(?), no doubt many are frightened or at least desperate, but not courageous.  Courage is not required to cover up and destroy the evidence of ones responsibility, it’s stepping up and doing the difficult but right thing.  The days are evil and deception abounds.  No wonder their(his) early first moves had been to remove the concept of God and His guidelines from confronting society at the most impressionable level – in the schools.  It’s kinda like, ‘what they don’t know can’t hurt us’, right?  After all, ‘In the image of God He created them’, and ‘You shall not murder’ is a pretty hard light to hide from, and deception is looking to make his way.  The people need our prayer though.  They are ‘the created in His image’ also.  He doesn’t want to destroy them, He wants them to return to Him.

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