Latino abortion genocide awareness billboards kick off event hosted by Eduardo Verástegui to build pro-life women’s medical center in L.A.

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The billboard reads, “El lugar mas peligroso para un Latino es el vientre de su madre,” i.e., “The most dangerous place for a Latino is in the womb.”

According to The Daily Caller on June 7:

A Latino advocacy group is charging that abortion providers are targeting their communities, making their frustration known with a jumbo billboard campaign in Los Angeles, California.

“It’s clear that Latinos are being targeted by organizations that promote abortion like Planned Parenthood,” said Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, the group behind the billboard. “Many of their clinics are in Latino neighborhoods and communities.”

The ads [are] set to be plastered in LA this week….

According to the Center for Disease Control, 22% of abortions performed in America are done on Latinos, making them 2.7 times more likely to abort than non-Hispanic whites.

The ad campaign is meant to kick off a pro-life event called “Unidos por la Vida” (United for Life) Sunday at the LA Sports Arena. The gathering will be sponsored by the pro-life Latino group Manto de Guadalupe.

… which leads to the other half of the story:

Founded by Eduardo Verástegui in December 2005, Mantle of Guadalupe has the dual mission of providing assistance to minor pregnant women while promoting adoption; and better shelter conditions for impoverished families in underserved regions.

Eduardo is a hugely popular actor and singer, known as the Brad Pitt of Latin America.”

But pro-lifers got to know Eduardo when he starred in the pro-life movie Bella, and outward sign that he was redirecting his life to help others, in particular pregnant mothers in crisis.

In fact, Eduardo announced plans in January “to build the largest pro-life clinic in the U.S. to be located in Los Angeles,” according to Zimbio.com.

… which brings us back to the billboard campaign and the Unidos por la Vida/United for Life event to be held this Sunday. It is a benefit to fund that clinic:

No surprise, pro-abortion ideologues are furious about the billboard campaign. From the Abortion Gang blog:

Late this afternoon I received an email with a link to this article about racist anti-abortion billboards. Great, I thought, more of the same bulls***. I opened the link, prepared to be disgusted, and my blood pressure shot through the roof….

These billboards are beyond offensive. They take advantage of deeply rooted, dangerous attitudes about race and genocide. They seek to splinter minority communities, igniting a non-existent battle around women who are supposedly the cause of their own community’s extinction.

A Daily Kos blogger called the campaign “awfully frustrating” and “another hit piece on Planned Parenthood, this time in the Latino community.”

Sorry, but the “frustrating” truth always prevails. Get tickets for Unidos por la Vida here.

[Photo of Verástigui via EduardoVerastegui.com]

50 thoughts on “Latino abortion genocide awareness billboards kick off event hosted by Eduardo Verástegui to build pro-life women’s medical center in L.A.”

  1. Eduardo Verástegui?

    Thee Eduardo Verástegui??

    Be still my beating latina heart.

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  2. There’s good reason the prochoicers are feeling like hot tamales right now.

    Anyone who watches Univsion or Telemundo on a regular basis know these people are major celebrities.  [read: highly influential]

    Now granted, these celebrites aren’t exactly paragons of virtue, so let’s get that part clear.

    However, they have huge, huge fanbases. We’re talking all of latin America, folks, so for them to be a part of this is nothing to shrug about.

    And if you notice the advertisement, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Live Action’s Lila Rose are scheduled to make an appearance, too.

    Nothing short of incredible.

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  3. Could anyone tell me why this billboard is racist?

    What is disappointing is that all these Latino celebrities are so European-looking.  There’s nothing wrong with looking European, of course, but the majority of Latinos don’t resemble them.  Watch Univsion or Telemundo and you would think that most people in Latin America are white (except servants and criminals).  These Spanish-speaking countries have a BIG problem when it comes to representation of people of color.

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  4. Carder, thanks for posting info on all the other Latin stars who will be there. It sounds like it will be quite something!

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  5. “…they seek to splinter minority communities…..”  WHOOO!  Pot calling the kettle black, aren’t we?  Look at the numbers, people.  Regardless of position, it should be apparent that the number of abortions performed on minorities are (no pun intended) grotesque.

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  6. Could anyone tell me why this billboard is racist?

    Great question, Phillymiss!!  

    Let’s wait for an answer together, shall we?

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  7. Phillymiss,

    I can only speak from my own perspective, so here goes:

    On the international channels, yes, the European look is by and large dominant.

    However, in Puerto Rico, the local TV media channels and such are very inclusive.  We’re talking Africano and nativo.  Brown everywhere. 

    But again, that’s my limited experience.

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  8. Phillymiss, my maiden name is Cuellar, which means “one who wears fancy collars.” My family came from Spain and landed in Mexico around the early 1800s. There were 3 brothers who went their separate ways, California, New Mexico, and Cuba. The family grew from there so it’s interesting to see how diverse-looking we are. We range from light skin and light-colored eyes to dark-skinned and brown eyes.  I look more Native American because my grandmother was Apache. I have relatives from this line who are more European looking and every generation someone gives birth to a red-headed, blue-eyed baby. It’s interesting what happens when different genes combine despite what the parents look like. One of my cousins has a light-skinned, green-eyed son and she is dark. She jokes that she’s afraid someone will accuse her of kidnapping him since he looks so different from her. Anyway, I digress.
    My experience is limited too, like Carder. However, I have been Miami and the trend on the TV shows is attractive people regardless of color. It is noticeable in the hospitality industry as well, attractive Latinos regardless of color. In New Mexico, our Latino news anchors are attractive and dark-skinned.
    Latinos account for only 16% of the US population and account for 22% of abortions. I’m glad to see prolife activity in the Latino culture. It was discouraging when I was up at our state capital giving my testimony on my abortion experience to support a bill on parental notification of minor’s seeking abortions and a Latina group calling themselves Young Women United were there opposing the bill. I was afraid the Latino community fell prey to abortion. It’s bad enough some women, like me, have.

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  9. These billboards are part of a major event to raise funds for the largest pro-life clinic in the U.S.
     
    Yet, we have the following comment from the Abortion Gang blog: ” These groups should spend money they use to make these billboards, on programs that work to actually *help* people. Ugh, this entire situation makes me *so* angry. Still, great write up.”
     
    Sometimes I wonder if the pro-abortion crowd even attempts to qualify their own accusations against us before they make them.
     
    Most of the time, though, I don’t wonder; they’ve already made it abundantly clear that they don’t.  Mustn’t let the facts get in the way, right?

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  10. RCH
    I’m praying that other voices will join yours across our nation so that our political leaders will have a better understanding of the fact that if minorities and the economically disadvantage really use the power of the vote those who make sure planned parenthood is well funded will no longer be in office to do so. I’m believing that they will be able to see clearly an agency that rejoices when they convince the public that abstinence programs don’t work. And I’m praying also that all citizens in our country will come to a better understanding of the rights they have as Americans not to have their communities targeted. Don’t be discouraged and think they didn’t hear your voice that day you never know whose life you affected in a positive way.  You voicing your opinion might give others the courage to voice theres.  Let me change that to a positive confession. Your voice will give others the courage to stand up and fight for the next generation and those who have intentionally usurped the role of parents all across our country will have a better understanding of the power of the vote. Anyone brave enough to attempt to make a real difference will!

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  11. How, exactly, are minority communities “targeted?” And are you saying that minority women are either too stupid or too childlike to make their own decisions regarding their own bodies? And do they realize that if they have more babies that they can’t afford, there will be few programs left to help them? Ms. Stanek has gone on record as saying that she doesn’t believe in government funding for poor people. If the churches and private organizations can’t take up the slack (and they can’t) then we’ll have the same kind of third world poverty that we see in nations where contraception and abortion are illegal.  But the notion that minority women can’t make their own bodily decisions harkens back to the arguments of the slave holders who wanted slave women to be breeders and that’s no different from today’s “pro-life” agenda.

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  12. They’re targeted CC by hateful folks like you who shut down CPC’s in poor areas and then open up a baby-butcher shop every block. The women in the poor minority communities then have no resources to continue the pregnancy but boy… so easy to just walk in and have the abortion. And your type also willingly show them how to get “government” to pay for their abortions too. SO EASY! 

    The CC’s of the world would never offer to walk the long journey of an unplanned pregnancy with a woman. The CC’s of the world would never open their own pocketbook to send clothes, food, or whatever to a poor pregnant woman in need. Nope. Just kill those dark babies. Just kill em and good riddance! Right CC? Yeah. Thats how your side targets them.

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  13. “They’re targeted CC by hateful folks like you who shut down CPC’s in poor areas and then open up a baby-butcher shop every block”

    Really? The only Planned Parenthood in RI is in a rather chi-chi former industrial district that now has upscale condos, a performing arts center, and nice restaurants. The other clinic that does abortions is in the white collar Irish Catholic neighborhood that I grew up in – in fact, it’s almost literally in the shadow of the Catholic church. According to Gutmacher (right, they lie) 60% of abortion clinics are in non minority neighborhoods. One of the few abortion clinics in CT is in Killingly – hardly a minority area!

    And  “The CC’s of the world would never offer to walk the long journey of an unplanned pregnancy with a woman. The CC’s of the world would never open their own pocketbook to send clothes, food, or whatever to a poor pregnant woman in need. Nope. Just kill those dark babies. Just kill em and good riddance! Right CC? Yeah. Thats how your side targets them”

    Nice bit of hyperbole but I spent a good part of my career helping young mothers get the job training, child care, medical assistance, and food stamps that they needed to get out of poverty and maintain a decent standard of living. You know, those evil “big goverment programs” that the right wing hate. If a poor minority woman wants to “kill” her “baby,” that’s her business. If she wants to carry it to term, that’s also her right. And I support those programs that give real assistance as opposed to a supply of Pampers and a gospel tract. I give money to Planned Parenthood so that women can control their fertility and thus, get out of poverty. We also advocate for these women as reported in Mother Jones:

    “Dieseldorff and her co-workers have identified 40 patients who work in the fields and want to become pregnant in the next year. In addition to the usual advice—stop smoking, limit alcohol consumption and load up on prenatal vitamins—clinic staffers offer common-sense pointers on limiting pesticide exposure: Don’t eat the fruit you harvest before washing it. Wash hands before eating. Wash work clothes separately. Change clothes before getting in your car, entering your home, or hugging your kids.

    Planned Parenthood staffers use brightly colored comic books, produced by the Texas-based Migrant Clinicians Network to drive the message home”  

    http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/06/note-planned-parenthood-foes-they-also-help-women-have-babies

    And BTW, Medicaid, in RI, doesn’t pay for abortions and if you want to talk “fungible” then you need to advocate for cessation of aid to the Catholic church.

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  14. nope – the poor in Indiana are being used and abused by the Federal Government so the sacred cow of abortion and other services via PP can continue.  too bad – as I understand it, they are threatening to hold all Indiana medicaid payments until Indiana complies.  I’d say that has the federal government the one who is considering the poor and minorities as collateral damage.
     
    Oh BTW, poor women and men can get their services at a large amount of health providers besides PP.  But the feds want their way.  we’ll see.

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  15. CC
    This is in response to your 6:50 post.

    Have you read any of Margaret’s Sangers statements. What your describing sounds more like her ideology than pro-lifers. Read what she wrote on the Negro Project and her views on eugenics. Look at the history of the organization from it’s inception where it placed clinics for a long time. That’s targeting a community. If you read her views and continue to not connect the dots then I’m not sure what else to say. They should give the workers literature on what the pesticides actually do to them and their unborn. At least there making some type of effort. I think a better effort would be to campaign against pesticides that are known to be dangerous to humans of course that might cost a little more than coloring books.

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  16. carder,
     
    Thanks a lot for those pix! I may have to start taking blood pressure pills again!  :)

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  17. @Carder and RCH:  Thank you for insights.  Just like you, I am speaking about my admittedly limited experiences.

    But the notion that minority women can’t make their own bodily decisions harkens back to the arguments of the slave holders who wanted slave women to be breeders and that’s no different from today’s “pro-life” agenda.

    Abortion is unlike any other medical procedure in that there is someone else’s body to consider.

    CC, CPC’s do much more than give women gospel tracts and diapers.  Many have residential facilities where women can stay while pregnant and in some cases after they give birth.  Check out this organization in New Jersey.  The director, Kathy DiFiore, also runs a shelter for homeless women:
    http://www.severalsourcesfd.org/

    Since I donate a modest amount every month, I get letters from the women the shelter has helped and pictures of their babies (one client had twins)! Many, I would say at least half, are women of color. One woman went on to be a dentist. Others have married, gone to college, and generally gotten on with their lives. So I really would like to know how this organization “mislead” or “lied” to women and why NARAL, PP, etc., are so anxious to shut it and other organizations like it down.

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  18. It’s the pro-aborts who don’t trust women to make the right decision if they are given information on fetal development, adoption, health care, housing and other financial help.

    If abortion is so great and women are smart enough to reject our information, what are you worried about?

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  19. Abortion industry actively is looking for hispanic migrants to sell them abortions, ever in Barcelona, Spain, my country. I could personally see a South-American girl giving leaflets in the streets of Bareclona to any girl with a South-American looking… The leaflet, with photos of sad Latin looking girls said something like “migrant and pregnant? We help you”. It was from now famous Ginemedex abortion clinic, were very late illegal term abortions were provided… Daily Telegraph, Danish TV, and finally even Spanish police entered in the clinic and doctor Morin is now under trial… he is a Peruvian doctor with AIDS and helped by Cuban abortionists (Cuba is a very abortist communist poor country), becoming rich by practicing ilegal expensive abortions with false certificates of “psicological risk for the mother”.

    They are targeting poor migrants in Spain and in USA: that’s their great business.

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  20. If a poor minority woman wants to “kill” her “baby,” that’s her business.

    Why the quotation marks, CC?  You’re unapologetic and unashamed of what abortion does, so why cop out?  Just call it like it is.  Business is the right word, though, gotta give you credit there.
    And don’t worry about all the poverty that will plague us when all the poor babies are born, CC, we’ll muddle through it somehow.  Meanwhile, you might just get euthanized by some young pro-choicer who sees you as less than a person.  You’re not gettin’ any younger now, are ya?

    Abortion is an industry.  Pro-life is a movement.

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  21. “If a poor minority woman wants to “kill” her “baby,” that’s her business”

    One can understand why the forced birth crowd loves the word “kill” because it’s emotional and incendiary. The clinical definition of abortion just doesn’t have that inquisitional touch:

    “A surgical abortion is a procedure that ends a pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the mother’s womb (uterus).” No talk of “killing” here but science doesn’t have the same kind of agenda as does the ant-choice movement.

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002912.htm

    Funny, I never thought that I “killed” my uterus but I guess I did! 

    And one more time – a fetus is not a “baby.”

    Abortion is a woman’s choice.  Pro-life is a cult.            

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  22. For the record – the ‘fetus’ is human, pre-born and alive!
     
    ah – the cult of life – isn’t that grand?! ;)

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  23. Pol Llaunas

    Is that the same doctor who was involved in that undercover late term abortion sting where he “hired” an undercover reporter to work at the clinic, and then they showed an actual 2nd trimester abortion?

    If that was him, I have to tell you, that was pretty terrible.

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  24. Something else that’s interesting that pro-aborts always say is that babies will bring more poverty.

    In recent history, our country was at its most prosperous when the huge bubble of baby boomers were working.

    Babies do not guarantee destitution.  And, aborting your baby does not guarantee prosperity.

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  25. CC – I have tried so many time to explained these very same points to the “life cult” but it just bounces off their foreheads and hit the floor…
     
    I have come to the conclusion that they have no need or regard for the facts. In their minds the facts add up to a 100 year old racist conspiracy to murder all minority babies while they sleep in their loving mothers’ wombs… We force or trick them into consenting to have this mutilation done to themselves because they just want to have free open sex with every person they meet on any given day…
     
    Facts hold no water here only the ranting and misguided witch hunts spearheaded by Jill Stanek. You will never change their minds because in their minds they are fighting a righteous war sanctioned by god himself and there is nothing you can say to change their minds, no matter how factual nothing you say  can argue with god. They have no compassion for anyone except the fetus and that is easily recognizable in the fact they only help people who agree with them and don’t mind being lied to at any given CPC around the country, anyone else is just S.O.L.
     
    They are so firmly convinced that only they can see the writing on the wall the rest of us are not smart or enlightened enough to read… Kinda like the rapture that was supposed to happen a couple weeks ago… Only he knew when it was coming because the rest of us are just SO blind…
     
    It is all the same logic, abortion is a secret genocide, Elvis is still alive, humans never landed on the moon, JFK was killed by the CIA, aliens kidnap humans and cows on a regular basis, the rapture is coming, Y2K computer Armageddon, and it is all being covered up by the illuminati, the free masons, and that damn Muslim president we have who was born in Kenya … Lord Zenu is coming to pick us up so we all better drink the Kool-Aid as the comet flies past the sun if we want to catch a ride…
     
    It is ok if you want to do all your reading in the fiction section, but you might want to get your fact from the non-fiction section… where facts and logic rule.
     

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  26. ok – so it’s not factual that the unborn are human?  the unborn are alive according to scientific norms, verified by science?  The unborn are part of our species?  Have their own DNA? Blood type?  Grow and develop accordingly and eventually are born? Some are born ok, some born defective, some die before birth and virtually all who are aborted die before their appointed natural time.
     
    Which of these facts are bogus?  Made-up? untrue?
     
    How about Margaret Sanger’s enthusiasm for ‘weeding out the unfit’ from certain populations?  Writing and supporting eugenics, even to the point of having many in Nazi Germany supporting her thinking and rational?  Supporting sterilization of ‘the unfit’ and wanting certain populations not to reproduce?  Which one of these facts are bogus, made-up, untrue?
     
    Before you call a whole class of people a ‘cult’ accusing everyone who is pro-life from only existing in the fiction-section and championing wild conspiracy theories, maybe you should think about what you are saying.  Just because this information is not mainstream or common-knowledge does not mean it’s not true.
     
    For years, they doctors could not imagine that some ulcers are caused by bacteria.  ‘Impossible!’ said the medical community.  Now it’s common knowledge.
     
    Biggz – maybe you are coming after this topic from the wrong angle – maybe it’s not that we have it wrong and we need saving from you for us to see the light – maybe we have some wisdom here because we have lived it, seen it and seen what is happening in real life – in women’s lives…And we have no material to gain in money or any other thing to have our position.
     
    I can say first hand that the moms I have helped are grateful beyond measure to be able to hold their children, kiss their children and hear then say ‘I love you mommy.’
     
    There is nothing like that – so see a child smile, live and love that otherwise would have died.  And those moms tell me over and over they are so happy to have their children.  It’s not a rose garden for everyone, but simple can work and love always wins.
     
    If love is a cult, I’m in. as they say – ‘try it, you’ll like it!’  ;)

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  27. Yea, yea, we’re a cult.  But look how hard the trolls try to join us!  They could just go hang out with their own folks on the web, but noooo, they can’t resist the lure of life!  :>) !!!

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  28. Gosh, Biggz, why stop there with your rant on how nuts we are? Keep going. You know you want to.

    How nuts are you to come and read things written by complete nutjobs every. single. day.??

    The rants and garbage spewing toward pro-lifers are becoming more and more frequent. Has anyone else noticed this?

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  29. BS”D
    650,000 American Jewish babies aborted since Roe with 15,000-16,000 more each year (according to Jewish Pro-Life Foundation).  Over 1,500,000 Israeli Jewish babies aborted since the founding of Medinat Yisrael in 1948, with up to 50,000 more each year (EFRAT).  Where is the most dangerous place for a Jewish baby?

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  30. Facts hold no water here only the ranting and misguided witch hunts spearheaded by Jill Stanek. You will never change their minds because in their minds they are fighting a righteous war sanctioned by god himself and there is nothing you can say to change their minds, no matter how factual nothing you say  can argue with god. They have no compassion for anyone except the fetus and that is easily recognizable in the fact they only help people who agree with them and don’t mind being lied to at any given CPC around the country, anyone else is just S.O.L.
    by Biggz on Jun 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    LOL, hyperbole & rhetoric can be found on both sides of the debate, but our position is based off of factual, scientific evidence (i.e. abortion is wrong because abortion ends the life of a developing human being, which is supported by what we know in embryonic & human prenatal development).

    LOL, that last part is the largest bunch of b.s. I’ve heard all day. When you run out of arguments or factual support for your position, attack the opponent, i.e. pro-lifers don’t care about the born. That’s a funny claim, considering that my regular, full-time job is working for a non-profit organization which provides residential treatment/care for individuals with developmental & behavioral challenges & I work in direct care with these individuals. Also, I believe phillymiss is a social worker, and we have a few nurses on here as well, and many of us volunteer our time & effort to all kinds of charitable organizations, which assist and support the born as well as unborn. In other words, we walk the walk and your claim doesn’t hold water. But even if we weren’t, how does that change the base of our stance, that abortion kills a developing human being?

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  31. Joyfromillinois – Well that was a pretty hard left turn… Seeing as how I was talking about the whole “minority abortion genocide” lie. If you want to argue about stages of pregnancy and anti-abortion talking points ok I can do that but please try to stay on topic here.
     
    Here we go with the Nazi’s again… If you knew much about the Nazi’s you would know that Hitler was trying very hard to wipe out huge chunks of our history because it did not fit into his version of a superior Arian race from which all other races where splintered off do to various blasphemous crimes against god. That’s right Hitler was a Christian! Hitler took bits and pieces of historical facts that supported his supremacist Arian claims and tried to destroy the rest. Hitler cherry picked his facts and historical quotes to bolster his version of history… Funny that Hitler and the anti-choice movement would cherry pick the very same quote to support their erroneous versions of history….
     
    Genocide through abortion is simply a lie based on cherry picked facts and statics for the expressed purpose of inciting rage against a make-believe foe. This type of rhetoric is hyperbolic, dangerous, and has the potential to cause real life violence and even murder.
     
    It is a irresponsible lie.

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  32. Biggz and CC…
    I feel so sad when I read your posts – this life is just a blip on the eternity screen…Each of us had been made with this God-sized hole within us. What do we choose to fill it with? Have you asked yourself the question “What if I’m wrong? What if there is a God? What if all these pro-lifers have it right and are not only concerned for the babies, but my immortal soul?” May I suggest a book? “The Case for Christ” by criminal journalist, Lee Strobel who did not believe. But he was willing to investigate. What did he have to lose?! You are right in that we, as Christians, will never capitulate because we know the Truth no matter what arguments you use. This is a fallen world. There is rape, incest, child abuse, adultery, etc These are all harsh realities in this world. Killing the unborn child continues the violence…Being a Christian isn’t easy or for the weak in spirit, but the retirement plan is glorious.

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  33. Biggz
    I’ve given you information on Margaret Sangers views. Gave you the link so you could see what the definition of genocide is according to the United Nations and you persist in giving out false information. It’s good to know though that you detest violence as long as it doesn’t involve the unborn or groups that are being targeted than it’s o.k.. And if your going to concern yourself with rhetoric try starting with real rhetoric that justifies the killing of over 52 million unborn children.

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