NARAL to host DC "celebration" on anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Rats. If my flight out weren't at 8p - and, ok, if I weren't already planning to have a post-March for Life beer at The Dubliner - I'd go to this. It's way creepy to attend a pro-abort function but valuable recognizance.

Maybe some pro-lifers not worn out from the March can picket to help NARAL "celebrate"...

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What is the Coathanger Project? It's a film, and here's a preview, a little dated...

There is a lot in that clip to make mention of.

But generally speaking, pro-lifers can correctly dispute all day long that the number of deaths due to illegal abortions have been and are way overinflated. In addition there are now antibiotics to help women, who as the film correctly stated, died mostly due to infection back in the day.

the coathanger project.jpgBut I think the better argument to make is that the threat of a few mothers harming themselves from illegal abortion is not a moral reason to allow them to kill their preborn children legally. Abortion is not the solution.

The correct way to stop desperate or stupid mothers from attempting dangerous illegal abortions is to teach them not to have illicit sex to begin with, which results in the #1 rationale for abortion - convenience, primary or secondary birth control (see Guttmacher chart, pg 113).

That said, if girls or women do find themselves in crisis pregnancies, we can give them whatever help they need to sustain their pregnancies, and we are there to help them afterward, too, whether they decide to keep their babies or place them for adoption.

And don't forget, those arguing in favor of legalized abortion make quite the profit from it.


Celebrating the deaths of 50 Million babies. How does one even comment on that. All I feel motivated to do is pray for them.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at January 12, 2010 6:58 PM

Clearly what's needed to greet the celebrants of this not-so-fine event is another effective Face-the-Truth Tour, bound to set them off to a lovely evening.

Posted by: Angela at January 12, 2010 7:12 PM

They won't be celebrating when they are bitter elderly women/men who are living at nursing homes WITH no one to visit them.

Posted by: LizFromNebraska at January 12, 2010 7:24 PM

I'm sure this is entirely unintentional, but that NARAL poster has a pretty sinister graphic there. One red dot surrounded, and just about overwhelmed, by huge black blobs. There's all kinds of latent associations I could make with blood and death or the very young unborn being overwhelmed by dark, unstoppable forces that he cannot fight. Since everything but the red dot is misshapen and assymetric, there's a vague, creeping sense to the poster. Couple that with a slogan that proclaims any "personal choice" is unquestionable by outside agencies and should never be debated by anyone (which is such an ethically and morally dangerous position to take that I barely know where to begin with it), and I've got to wonder what their marketing department was thinking when they dreamed that thing up. Were they all out to lunch or something? Because that's a really creepy image.

Posted by: Keli Hu at January 12, 2010 7:31 PM

Please be in prayer about and also watching for at least 3-4 documentaries coming out on abortion. Life After Abortion is one of them.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at January 12, 2010 8:09 PM

I thought actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Margot Kidder both had "coathanger" abortions as teenagers. They seemed to have had no ill effects. Amazing. Just how true are some of these claims?

Are there medical records to back up these claims of illegal abortion? Long lasting medical complications? Death certificates that verify how the women died?

Lest we forget that 20 years ago the public was, and still is, deceived about the "illegal abortion" of an Indiana teenager.

Posted by: Mary at January 12, 2010 8:37 PM

What is the Roadside Grill thinking - hosting such a sick event???
Tell me this is a bad dream, please.

Posted by: Janet at January 12, 2010 8:41 PM

Time for a boycott right, Janet??

I will look for a phone number.

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at January 12, 2010 8:46 PM

Here it is

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at January 12, 2010 8:49 PM

I just watched the video.

A woman in a Cambodian refugee camp survived 2 illegals abortions? One can only imagine the conditions she had this done in and what a desperate situation drove her to this. Geri Santoro died 46 years ago. They showed one other woman who is alleged to have died of an illegal abortion. When? A woman was rushed to the hospital for "post abortion" complications, the type of complications women frequently suffer from miscarriage, legal surgery, etc. She's alive and well and talking about it. A soldier in Iraq "self induced" and she's alive and well to talk about it? Exactly how did she "self induce"? What complications did she suffer and are there medical records to back this up? BTW, correct me if I am wrong but didn't medical personnel in military hospitals refuse to do abortions?
I knew a nurse who planned to self induce to save herself the trouble of going to a clinic. Thankfully she wasn't pregnant. Her OB told her how.

60,000-80,000 women die around the world from illegal abortion? How many die from warfare, preventable disease, malnutrition, abuse, etc?
This number is about half the population of the city I live in and compared to the rest of the planet, is miniscule.

Posted by: Mary at January 12, 2010 9:04 PM

I can't figure out the poster but whatever it is, it's fitting.
Shows something that's fractured? the baby? the woman? both?

Posted by: angel at January 12, 2010 9:13 PM

Was that "NARAL to host DC reception on anniversary of Roe v. Wade" or "NARAL to host Deception on anniversary of Roe v. Wade"?

Posted by: Phil Schembri is Hisman at January 12, 2010 9:36 PM

Over 200,000 dead in Darfur. Over 3 million dead in the Congo civil war. I'm certain well over 60,000-80,000 victims were women.
From January to June of 2009 according to the Aurat Foundation there were 4514 incidents of violence against women in four Pakistani provinces. This included 691 murders, 1046 cases of abduction, 332 cases of domestic violence, 388 cases of suicide, and 466 cases of rape and gang rape.

It would seem to me there are far more pressing dangers plaguing women on this planet than the miniscule number of illegal abortion deaths.

This "concern" for women is highly selective.

Posted by: Mary at January 12, 2010 10:01 PM

"This "concern" for women is highly selective.

Posted by: Mary at January 12, 2010 10:01 PM"

It's about power and money, plain and simple.

If there were no power and money to be gained from abortion it would be illegal.

Posted by: Phil Schembri is Hisman at January 12, 2010 10:13 PM

The illegal abortion death fallacy has been consistently refuted for over 40 years now.

It is complete fraud, complete fallacy, complete lies. Just like the whole abortion crime movement.

The abortionists have no honesty, no integrity and no credibility.

If you must allow a crime because some people will commit it anyway and a few will be injured or killed in the process, why not then allow murder, rape and armed robbery? The same logic applies to these crimes as to abortion crime.

Posted by: Joe at January 12, 2010 10:24 PM

By the way the abortionists do seem to have a psychological need to believe in their inhuman fallacies. There does not seem to be any way to reach them through logic. It is rather pathetic really.

In the meantime, their illogic and their insanity is costing millions of human beings their lives.

They have got to be stopped.

Posted by: Joe at January 12, 2010 10:32 PM

Hi Joe,

Many good points. For criminals, most of the thrill is in the fact their actions are illegal and they might get caught, so why make their actions illegal? They're going to commit these crimes anyway and rape in one's bedroom is preferable to rape in a back alley somewhere.

PAs must appeal to emotion and lies, not logic. They did this from day one.

I've noticed they go all the way back to the Civil War to name victims of illegal abortion. I'm talking the American Civil War! Come on, if women were dying by the thousands, there would be hundreds of pictures to display. How may hundreds of pictures of fatal car accidents are there?

Posted by: Mary at January 12, 2010 10:45 PM

I wonder what Christen Gilbert looked like in the hospital emergency room when she arrived DOA from Tiller's clinic.

Posted by: Mary at January 12, 2010 10:54 PM

The poster looks like a close-up of a red 'blob' (of tissue?) in the middle of a black palm (of an abortionist?)...

..something of a Rorschack(sp?) test sees what one wants to see...

But have to agree...commemorating a battle is fine but commemorating/celebrating the ongoing killing of the defenseless unborn is SICK...what are they gonna serve there?

Posted by: RSD at January 13, 2010 3:08 PM

For an encore we will celebrate the aniversary of the spanish inquisition, the holocaust, the armenian massacres, and the salem witch trials and the trail of tears.

Honorable mentions to slavery and forced prostitution.

Also rans. Whaling, clubbing baby seals, and the decimation of the american bison.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at January 13, 2010 7:20 PM

And surely Genghis Khan was nearly just as much a hero as George Tiller.

Posted by: xalisae at January 13, 2010 10:48 PM