Libs go nuts, really nuts, about "abortion plane" flyovers at Notre Dame

The title of liberal blogger Wonkette's piece yesterday was, "The stench of death: Abortion haters go nuts, really nuts, at Notre Dame," with an accompanying photo, shown below, although I must say there are so many better (like here and here).

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Here's the post. Love "abortion plane." FYI "K-Lo" is Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review...

By now you should all be familiar with K-Lo's Papist Army Rebellion at Notre Dame, where wingnuts are mad that President Obama - whose morning routine includes having a MASSIVE partial-birth abortion between potty and tooth-brushing time - will be the University's commencement speaker.

A Wonkette operative in South Bend writes: "How are you not writing about the Abortion Plane?! I'm here at Notre Dame, future speaking site of President Obama (unless he wises up and makes a run for it), and the ever-awesome Center For Bioethical Reform has hired a plane to circle over campus over the last few days, trailing a giant fetus poster."

And in a later e-mail the operative adds, "They brought baby carriages and fake blood, too!" But the best part here is a letter the Center for Bioethical Reform sent in response to one student who had asked them to maybe stop being so annoying. It includes such gems as, "The sewers of South Bend are literally running red with the blood of Notre Dame's children." LITERALLY.

We're including Greg Cunningham's phone number because he is probably a good target for prank calls. If you cannot read this full letter, we have bolded some "fun" sentences.

Read Cunningham's absolutely fabulous, must read letter below. Can't believe Wonkette reposted it . The Lord works in mysterious ways. Here's a sample:

Our avowed purpose is to respectfully, lawfully, ruin this ceremony; not to be vindictive but to force people to stop acting as though everything is normal at Notre Dame....

Every time they look at that diploma, framed on their wall, we want them to see a dead baby.

I have placed in bold the same sentences Wonkette thought were boldworthy.

And btw, as a mother whose son interned for Cunningham a few summers ago, I know Greg loves getting those phone calls. Bring 'em on.

Letter from Gregg Cunningham of CBR to Notre Dame student, as posted by Wonkette:

Dear [REDACTED]

Thank you for writing. As someone about to graduate from Notre Dame, you say you "don't think it is fair to have your home bombarded with disgusting [and disturbing] images." Come now, [REDACTED]: If these babies were just blobs of tissue, would you be so distressed at these pictures? How could the images be "disgusting" unless abortion is "disgusting?" And if you think abortion photos are "disturbing" who aren't you more disturbed by abortion itself? Why do you care more about your own "comfort" than you care about the survival of the little children who are being slaughtered? Is that what the priests taught you at Notre Dame; that your comfort is more important than someone else's life?

You admit that the "majority" of Notre Dame students voted for Mr. Obama. That means they must not be allowed to graduate in comfort. No one should be allowed to become comfortable with baby killing. Many of your classmates have had abortions and many more will have them in the future. Some of these students, at least those with functioning consciences, could be talked into saving their babies if they were forced to look at what abortion is and does. We know that from our extensive experience with these pictures. You can read their testimonials for yourself at www.abortionNO.org. These students need truth more than they need comfort. If pro-abortion students are going to revel in the presence of this serial-killer president, they need to squirm in the presence of the babies he is killing. Most abortion supporters want to be able to kill babies and have the evidence swept under the carpet. No more, [REDACTED]. It is only fair that pro-abortion students be forced to look at the carnage their votes are making possible. Then we will see if they are still so "excited," as you say, to have Mr. Obama address them.

You say Mr. Obama is coming to honor you. We are going to make your class look at the hidden reality for which he stands and then you can all better decide how much of an honor his presence actually confers on you and your classmates. You say he is not coming to discuss abortion. That is correct but he IS coming to signal that abortion should be of little concern to Catholics. We intend to forcefully rebut that contention, not with arguments, but with pictures. You find it "disrespectful" that we would force our "extremist" message on your class, but as I asked above, how could an abortion photo be "extreme" unless abortion is "extreme?" We find it disrespectful to butcher babies. If you think the use of the term "butcher" is an exaggeration, then why do you find abortion photos so "upsetting," to use your term?

We want your family and the family of every graduating senior in Joyce Center to have these sickening pictures gaging them as they applaud the man who glorifies this carnage. Our avowed purpose is to respectfully, lawfully, ruin this ceremony; not to be vindictive but to force people to stop acting as though everything is normal at Notre Dame. It is not normal for a Catholic institution to honor a man who supports infanticide. The sewers of South Bend are literally running red with the blood of Notre Dame's children. We are going to figuratively pry open the manhole covers and force the entire university community to smell the stench of death. No more business as usual. I assure you that by the time the Class of 2009 has received their diplomas, both "town and gown" will be more bothered by abortion than they ever dreamed possible. Every time they look at that diploma, framed on their wall, we want them to see a dead baby. Then perhaps they will take this issue as seriously as the graduate of a famous Catholic university is obligated to take it.

Lord bless,

Gregg Cunningham
The Center For Bio-Ethical Reform
P.O. Box 219
Lake Forest, CA 92609
Office Phone, 949-206-0600
Cell Phone, 714-240-6976


Comments:

Wow, got to love it.. I love the language. I'm so sick of the sugar coated words we are always trying to use for fear of offending..The dead babies are ultimatly offending right to death. Lets grow some nerve and stop sugar coating. Tell it like it is people and way to go Gregg for telling it the way it is.

Posted by: Angela at May 1, 2009 3:07 PM


How sad Wonkette's commenters are.

With nothing to defend they nearly all just attack - sensibilities.

Keep up all that annoys and offends those that aid murder and give comfort to rapists.

Posted by: Jeff Stone at May 1, 2009 3:12 PM


woooohoooo --- you go Gregg!!! Amen and God Bless You!!!

Posted by: Cat Wilke at May 1, 2009 3:29 PM


Hooyah!! Now, we're getting somewhere!!

Posted by: RSD at May 1, 2009 3:41 PM


Our avowed purpose is to respectfully, lawfully, ruin this ceremony; not to be vindictive but to force people to stop acting as though everything is normal at Notre Dame....

Every time they look at that diploma, framed on their wall, we want them to see a dead baby.

Yup sad to say that it has come to this, but it has. Notre Dame should not be allowed to do this grad as though things are "normal". It is not "normal" nor is it morally correct that a self-identified "Catholic" institution honors a strident proabort such as Obama.


It is time people started to see how this undercurrent of death is destroying our Christian culture and how people are placing their very souls in danger of Hell.

And it is time Fr Jenkins understands completely what he himself has condoned here: the honoring of a man who believes it is ok for a mother to destroy her innocent unborn baby and who believes that children are a "punishment".
Posted by: angel at May 1, 2009 3:50 PM

Posted by: angel at May 1, 2009 3:53 PM


mods' please delete my 3:50pm post

Posted by: angel at May 1, 2009 4:01 PM


"Every time they look at that diploma, framed on their wall, we want them to see a dead baby"

Why does that sound familiar?
Oh, yes!
Jill cursed Amanda Marcotte to think of the blood of aborted children every time she sees the color red.

Although Jill had a little more 'ouch' than Cunningham's.

Talk about kindred spirits.

Posted by: carder at May 1, 2009 4:04 PM


Notre Dame's chickens are coming home to roost, and their campus is being covered with chicken feathers and poop. They created this situation with their hypocritical claim to be a "Catholic institution" while embracing a US President who condones infanticide AND all abortions.

All they need to do to end this is to stop making that claim. Short of that, they can just sit back and enjoy the sight and sound of their chickens roosting.

Posted by: Anonymous at May 1, 2009 4:09 PM


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Posted by: Kel at May 1, 2009 4:15 PM


I know this might shock people here, but I think this act is a perfect example of peaceful protest protected by The First Amendment. It's quite provocative, and I think that is healthy for our democracy. I would be scared if anyone tried to legally prevent this from taking place because if they prevent anti-abortion groups from doing fly-overs with graphic photos they can prevent other groups. If Sarah Palin was giving a commencement I would want animal rights groups to protest her support of aerial hunting with equal vigor.

Posted by: Kate at May 1, 2009 4:37 PM


yes Kate but you can bet that animal rights activists would not be quite so tame about things.

Posted by: angel at May 1, 2009 4:58 PM


Gregg Cunningham...wow..excellent!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jasper at May 1, 2009 6:43 PM


Sounds to me like it is Cunnigham that is nuts.
Maybe he can share a cell with Randall Terry.

Posted by: Bystander at May 1, 2009 7:41 PM


If anyone could send Gregg a few bucks, I know he'd put it to good use.

And God will bless you for supporting His Kingdom work assaulting the Gates of Hell.

I hope I can make it over there. It sounds like it's going to be a blast confronting the powers of darkness, calling them out and exposing abortion for the genocide that it is.

Posted by: Ed at May 1, 2009 10:40 PM


Carder, 4:04p: Never thought of that but by George you're right!

Posted by: Jill Stanek at May 2, 2009 7:41 AM