Category Archives: Industry watch

“Abortion tutorial” videos popping up in Chile

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Abortion may be entirely illegal in Chile, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways.

Shocking mock, do-it-yourself abortion guides have popped up on YouTube as part of a disturbing public ad campaign in support of legalizing abortion in the predominantly Roman Catholic country in cases of rape or medical complications.

In the “abortion tutorial” video series, one woman demonstrates how to fall, stomach first, onto a fire hydrant while walking on a pair of broken stiletto heels. Another woman demonstrates how to get hit by a car.

“Make sure the car hits you head-on, stomach (to) bumper,” she instructs before stepping out in front of a traffic light.

~ Nina Golgowski, New York Daily News, June 8

Pro-life group targets late-term abortionist’s enablers in public awareness campaign

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A group of physicians at Wright State University is enabling infamous late-term abortionist and partial-birth abortion pioneer Martin Haskell [pictured right] to keep his abortion facility in Dayton, Ohio open and running.

Ohio law requires all ambulatory surgical facilities to have a written transfer agreement with a nearby hospital. Dayton hospitals refuse to give Haskell such an agreement. However, Haskell has found a way to skirt this law through a contract with the Wright State Physicians Women’s Health Care group.

Thus, Created Equal has launched a public awareness campaign to expose the physicians who are enabling Haskell to stay in business.

The names of the complicit doctors are: Josette D’Amato, Sheela M. Barhan, Janice M. Duke, Michael Galloway, Steven R. Lindhelm, CEO Alan P. MarcoWilliam A. Nahhas, Kathryn Newton, G. Theodore Talbot, and Jerome Yaklic.

On April 21, Created Equal sent letters to the aforementioned doctors before launching its campaign, requesting that they disengage from bolstering Haskell.

None of the doctors responded.

So, on June 3, as promised, Created Equal began publicizing the names of Haskell’s collaborators through a campaign involving postcards and a truth truck.

This postcard, personalized for each physician, is being sent to neighbors of their individual residences. This is a sample of the front and back view…

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The truth truck, with the collaborators’ names and photos plastered on it along with photos of abortion victims, is being driven around their their physicians’ group office building, Wright State University, two hospitals affiliated with the group and Haskell (Miami Valley and Good Samaritan), and the Dayton area in general. Below is the mock-up. View photos of the truck in action here.

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Matt Walsh to Cecile Richards: You don’t know compassion

StadiumBaltimoreby Kelli

Planned Parenthood, as you know, has always been repugnant, vile, abhorrent, cruel, destructive, racist, brutal, and murderous, but it used to be pretty upfront about it. Now you do the same things while hiding behind a thick wall of propaganda and deception.

It’s cowardly, ma’am. You are a coward. You all are.

And you clearly lack respect, to put it mildly.

But lots of organizations thrive on manipulation and obfuscation. What really sets you apart, of course, is the murdering. You, Ms. Richards, are personally responsible for 327,000 children being executed this past year alone. In all, your abortion retailers have slaughtered over 6 million human beings, which makes you about as prolific as the Nazis, and equal in moral depravity.

To put this in perspective, consider the professional football stadium in my hometown of Baltimore. It has a seating capacity of about 71,000. I would need more than 4 stadiums of that size to fit all of the children you’ve slain in one year. That’s four entire football stadiums stacked with dead bodies, and even then we’d run out of room. I could fill every football stadium in the country 3 times with the people you’ve killed over the course of Planned Parenthood’s existence.

So, compassion?

Really?

I want you to actually visualize it, Cecile. Visualize 90 stadiums packed with maimed, rigid corpses, and and then tell me again about your compassion and respect. Tell me how “compassion and respect” slaughters 6 million people.

You’re a certifiable lunatic if you legitimately believe mass genocide is compassionate. But you don’t actually believe that, do you? You know better. You’re a businesswoman, not a psychopath. Killing is just your business.

~ Blogger Matt Walsh in his open letter to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards (who lambasted a 20-week abortion ban as “lack[ing] compassion and… respect”), The Blaze, May 15

[Photo via baltimoremagazine.net]

Planned Parenthood’s abortion “storytelling” tactic borrowed from LGBT playbook

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The strategy of abortion “storytelling” – a tactic borrowed from LGBT activists – is that a person who has had an abortion talks about it openly and positively in order to elicit the empathy of listeners who might then be persuaded that abortion is normal and a good thing for women….

[T]he architect of the storytelling initiative is a gay political activist named Dave Fleischer, who moved to California in 2009 following the passage of Proposition 8 with the plan of helping the militant gay rights movement get its agenda moving.

Previously, Fleischer had worked for Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation to get out the minority vote in 2008….

Fleischer saw that personal storytelling could be applied to the abortion issue as well.

Observing that the pro-life movement had been successful, he said, “They’ve made people feel that to speak up and say something positive about abortion is something where you risk disapproval, then you’d be suggested to a certain amount of stigma. This is even truer around abortion than it is same-sex marriage.”

Fleischer took his strategy to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and had the LGBT Center manage its canvassing effort.

My hunch is,” he says, “talking about real lived experience is extraordinarily helpful in developing empathy and support.”

~ Breitbart News, May 15

Abortion clinic ad features “loser” male response to pregnancy

by Carder

Carafem ad

That reads like a goof on male panic over parental responsibility, as if the guy, in his haste to get her to a clinic, couldn’t spare an extra three seconds to type out a full sentence about taking her to Carafem. In fact, he’s not even offering to take her; all he’s really saying is, “Go. Now. I’LL CALL YOU A CAB.”

~ Allahpundit, criticizing the juvenile Washington, D.C., subway ad (pictured) by the Carafem abortion clinic, Hot Air, May 14

Hypocrisy much? Planned Parenthood CEO brags about growing number of male supporters

3044265-inline-i-1-the-millions-of-patients-we-see-each-year-theyre-not-coming-because-tInterviewer: What’s happening with Planned Parenthood and young men?

Richards: It’s one of our fastest-growing demographics. They come mostly for STD treatment and testing. A lot of places, if you want nonstigmatized and nonjudgmental care, you come to Planned Parenthood. And then on the activist side, it has radically shifted. Four years ago, half of the activists we added were men.

~ Excerpt from Fast Company magazine interview with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, May issue

Abortion pill “spa” aims to erase stigma with bathrobes and tea

by Kelli

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At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.

“We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”…

Because Carafem will offer only the abortion pill, not vacuum aspiration or other surgical procedures, prospective clients must be no more than 10 weeks pregnant….

After receiving counseling and some basic tests, Carafem clients will take an initial pill at the clinic. Purdy’s team expects to get them in and out quickly, within about 60 minutes. They will be sent home with a second set of pills to take the next day. The second dose induces the abortion, which resembles a miscarriage, typically within six hours.

By offering only pharmaceutical abortions, Purdy says, he can avoid purchasing expensive surgical equipment and keep prices low for clients. The average pharmaceutical abortion cost about $500 in the United States in 2011, Guttmacher figures show; Purdy plans to charge around $400.

Another striking aspect of the project is the design: The clinic will have wood floors and a natural wood tone on the walls that recalls high-end salons such as Aveda. Appointments, offered evenings and weekends, can be booked online or via a 24-hour hotline.

“It was important for us to try to present an upgraded, almost spa-like feel,” said Melissa S. Grant, vice president of health services for the clinic.

If the project is successful, Purdy says, he hopes to expand his model to other states.

“It’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s clean, it’s caring,” he said. “That’s the brand we’re trying to create.”

~ Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post, March 30

[Photo via essence.com]

Pro-choice leaders misrepresent abortion limits

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I don’t know if they’re ignorant or lying, but pro-abort leaders who should know better are spreading flatly false information about how long in a pregnancy a mother can abort….

The first tweet comes from Planned Parenthood South Atlantic in South Carolina.

The second was written by Jodi Jacobson, editor-in-chief of the pro-abortion website RH Reality Check.

Both are, of course, wrong.

The correct answer is: Abortion is legal in the United States throughout all 40 weeks/nine months of pregnancy, up to the moment of birth.

The Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision on January 22, 1973, legalized abortion on demand in all 50 states until viability, after which time it could be committed for “life or health” of the mother.

On that same day the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Roe’s companion case, Doe v Bolton, in which it defined maternal “health” as “all factors – physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age – relevant to the well being of the patient.  All these factors may relate to health,” holding further that the abortionist alone could make that decision. This gaping loophole made abortion available on demand in the U.S. throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

The United States is one of only seven countries that allows elective abortions past 20 weeks.

In addition, United States joins only with Canada, China, North Korea, and Vietnam as the most permissive countries in the world on abortion.

I find it hard to believe Planned Parenthood and RH Reality Check don’t know these basic abortion facts.

There would be reason to hide these facts, of course, because the reality of what Planned Parenthood and RH Reality Check actually support is so heinous.

[HT for PP link: Carole at Saynsumthn blog]