Weekend question: Does anyone really buy Mother's Day wishes from the abortion industry?

This Mother's Day Planned Parenthood will send a card to the mom of your choice for a minimum donation of $25. Click to enlarge...

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And the Center for Reproductive Rights has put together a very nice Mother's Day message on video...

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Weekend question: Seriously, do you think there are people who buy this crap? (Sorry, I can't think of any other way to put it.)

[HT for CRR video: reader Heather]


Comments:

just another reminder of how schizophrenic our society has become. :(

Posted by: angel at May 8, 2010 9:26 PM


If you are the daughter whose mom had the guts to give you the answers to questions you couldn't quite figure out how to askā€¦

Questions like:

"Mom - did you ever think about aborting me?"

or

"Mom - did I have any brothers or sisters you aborted?"

or

"Mom - why does Planned Parenthood rely upon you being a parent and wanting to take money from me when they fail to offer services like labor and delivery?"

or .....

Posted by: Chris Arsenault at May 8, 2010 9:30 PM


I gave a donation to Right to Life in honor of my mother. Can't imagine an industry that robs women of their motherhood making money off this day but then what is new

Posted by: Susie at May 8, 2010 9:32 PM


If you are the daughter of a mother who DIDN'T pay us to suck out your brains, tear off your arms and legs and leave you in a mangled heap...then dang. Make sure you don't pass the opportunity by to really experience Planned Parenthood when YOU get pregnant! "Life...good enough for you, but not good enough for others!" (copyright, Planned Parenthood)

Posted by: Sydney M. at May 8, 2010 10:12 PM


"Because government funded abortion is a right-but life isn't."

"Hey, ma, thanks for not killing me."

Bizarro world.

Posted by: Jill Guidry at May 8, 2010 10:28 PM


If your mom had guts...

Well that's tops on my list of maternal qualities ... :(

Posted by: Janet at May 8, 2010 10:35 PM


Celebrate the fact that mom gave you life, fund an abortion.

Sure, makes sense to me.

I'm opening a bottle of wine now to celebrate our three miracles. Many more ads like this and I may just take to strong drink, and lots of it!!!

To all of you mothers here at Casa de Stanek, you are all beautiful!! Enjoy your special day.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at May 8, 2010 10:45 PM


If you are the son or daughter of a mother that chose to let you live, damn, we let one slip through the cracks.

Oh well, you can't kill 'em all.

Send us some money anyway so we can continue to propagate the Big Lie: Women of the World! Enjoy your sexual freedom! And if by chance you become pregnant, don't let your motherhood interrupt the pursuit of a glamorous worldly career.

Just give us some more money and we'll gladly kill your son or daughter for you.

(Sorry, you'll have to carry the guilt and shame of contributing to your child's death yourself. That is, until you meet the One Who bore your sins on the cross, Who died in your place, and Who washes you clean, whiter than snow. In Him you are a new creation, justified, just-as-if you'd never sinned.)

Posted by: Ed at May 9, 2010 12:49 AM


Basic message - Thank you Mom for not having an abortion to kill me, but it would have been OK if you had.

The other message - Help insure that other unborn children will not have the opportunity to show their Moms they don't care if the killed them, like you don't care if your Mom had chosen to kill you.

Posted by: Al at May 9, 2010 12:58 AM


If my mother had aborted me, I wouldn't even be here to debate this nonsense, so it's moot. If she had aborted me during the first trimester like the majority of women who have abortions in the US do, I would've had an enlarged head, a barely-functioning neural system, and little concept of pain. More tadpole than human. Oh no, how morbid, I'm considering the possibility of not having existed, or having been snuffed out at three weeks!

I am happy my mother had options. My mother and father were poor, so birth control helped them delay having kids so they could make some money and build a decent life for us.

I am happy my mother had access to abortion. When my mom had me, it was intentional. She had prepared as best she could--financially, physically and emotionally--and felt ready. Sure, all the preparation in the world isn't really enough preparation for motherhood, but at least my mother had a choice in the matter. It makes me sick to think she could have carried me (or some other sibling) for nine months without really desiring it, having people tell her that she'd grow into her maternal instinct. Gross. It makes me shiver.

Posted by: Common sense at May 9, 2010 1:27 AM


@ Common Sense:

Sorry to say, but sweet old mummy isn't the Almighty Ruler of Everyone's Universe and her opinion of you shouldn't always dictate whatever opinion you have of yourself. You can live a happy, fulfilling life, even if your mother doesn't want or love you. It's called adoption, or perseverance, and it's better than dismembering someone because they get in your way or giving up on them just because ONE woman in the whole world didn't like them.

The statement "more tadpole than human" reminds me of the statement "more animal than human," which was said about most indigenous people around the world when the British were justifying killing them off to get what they wanted. Just as the British and Spanish ventured into foreign land, we now venture into the womb, and find human beings there that neither look, act, nor live like us -- and because we are stronger, and they have what we want, we will dehumanize their obviously human bodies, behaviors, and ways of life in order to justify killing them.

You might have been born African American in a time of slavery, too, but since you WEREN'T, slavery should be legal because times were tough for African Americans after slavery was abolished and anyway, African Americans weren't *really* human and the indigenous Australians forgot their children after the British took them away, rather like animals -- right? And never mind that they were scientifically human.

The exercise is centered on empathy, something you rather lack. And the point is, either ALL human beings are guaranteed basic rights, or some humans will always be "more equal" than others.

And we're back to square one.

Posted by: Abel at May 9, 2010 2:42 AM


No, I don't think people really buy this crap. I don't even think PP believes the words that are coming out of its own mouth.

Posted by: Kelsey at May 9, 2010 7:22 AM


I was just told "Happy Mothers day" To my daughter whom the doctors wanted me to abort since conception. There were so many complications during the pregnancy that the Drs could not figure out why I wanted to continue the pregnancy. My response, in a few months you will see why!! Today she is a wonderful 9 year old...her first words upon waking up "Happy Mothers day!" She even made me a card I will keep forever. She is such a blessing to my life. A life the Drs did not want to bring into the world.

Posted by: Paula at May 9, 2010 8:12 AM


God Bless You Paula!

Happy Mothers Day to all you Moms out there!

And to the post-abortive Moms:

God's Mercies are new and fresh, like the dew on the grass, this morning and every morning!

Our Redeemer lives!

What satan meant for evil, God works out for our good!

We have all sinned and fallen short of His Glory.

But we have hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that we, with our loved ones, will inherit Eternal Life. Our children who have gone to Heaven before us are patiently waiting for our arrival, hoping we will run our spiritual races to the Glory of God.

So by the Grace of God, let's run! Let's serve our generation and get out of here!

Posted by: Ed at May 9, 2010 8:50 AM


In the video, what are the races of the young ladies who are targeted for the abortion brain- washing treatments?

I didn't notice one young Caucasian female on the video although I believe the percentage of Caucasians in our country is highter than the rest combined.

C'mon Center of Reproductive Rights! There are Caucasians girls who want to thank their mothers for having the guts to kill their siblings too.

Uggg! What an example of blatent racism.

Posted by: Praxedes at May 9, 2010 9:04 AM


Common Sense,

You are in desperate need of some uncommon sense.

You see there is a proverb that states: Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the hearts.

You may consider yourself a pretty good person according to the world's standards, and you probably are, but that's not going to cut it on Judgment Day.

God doesn't grade on a curve.

But what is absolutely great news is that He is a Righteous Judge. And He has made a way for sinners like you and me to be adopted into His family.

Jesus loves you so much, He spread out His arms and died, for you.

Call on Him today!

Posted by: Ed at May 9, 2010 9:07 AM


Common Sense (ironic),

"If my mother had aborted me, I wouldn't even be here to debate this nonsense, so it's moot."

If you had been killed by a gunshot wound to the head yesterday, you wouldn't be here, either. What's your point?

"If she had aborted me during the first trimester like the majority of women who have abortions in the US do, I would've had an enlarged head, a barely-functioning neural system, and little concept of pain."

If somebody put you (an adult, I assume) under general anesthesia and then killed you, you wouldn't feel any pain or be aware of what was happening, either. Does that make it OK?

"More tadpole than human. Oh no, how morbid, I'm considering the possibility of not having existed, or having been snuffed out at three weeks!"

Last I checked, humans are only capable of producing more humans, not tadpoles or even human-tadpole hybrids ;) If you had been aborted, you would have indeed existed... and then you would have been destroyed. If you had never been conceived, THEN you would never have existed.

"I am happy my mother had options. My mother and father were poor, so birth control helped them delay having kids so they could make some money and build a decent life for us."

I'm happy that your mother had the option of birth control, too. And that she could have chosen adoption if faced with an unwanted pregnancy.

"I am happy my mother had access to abortion."

You're happy that your mother could have chosen to kill you? Okaaaay.

"When my mom had me, it was intentional. She had prepared as best she could--financially, physically and emotionally--and felt ready. Sure, all the preparation in the world isn't really enough preparation for motherhood, but at least my mother had a choice in the matter."

Every woman (unless she is raped) has the choice of whether or not to have sex. If she does find herself facing an unwanted pregnancy, she can choose to raise the child herself or allow somebody else to adopt him/her.

"It makes me sick to think she could have carried me (or some other sibling) for nine months without really desiring it, having people tell her that she'd grow into her maternal instinct. Gross. It makes me shiver."

Personally, I'm just a little bit more disturbed by the destruction of defenseless human beings, solely for the "crime" of being unwanted.

Posted by: Lucy at May 9, 2010 10:11 AM


Common Sense,

That's an interesting moniker you've chosen for yourself in light of what you have shared.

The most common-sense way to avoid unwanted pregnancy is to refrain from activity that would lead to that pregnancy. If we are talking about a young married couple, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is more reliable than the birth control pill, or any other method. (NFP is NOT the rhythm method).

Growing up poor is no excuse for murdering one's child. I grew up poor, very poor. My parents had five children. We've done just fine. Between us we've managed to rack up 4 Bachelor degrees, five Master degrees, and one Ph.D. All of us are successful adults who worked our way through college and supplemented with student loans. We never had money for family vacations or frills, and in our ignorance never knew any better.

Contraception and abortion were never part of the equation in my parent's lives. We did just fine in the long run. Honorable people always do.

BTW, I'm a biologist. Human embryos and fetuses are human beings from conception. That's what the field of embryology teaches us. We are never more akin to tadpoles, or any other animal, than we are to human. The animal is human for its entire lifecycle, looks notwithstanding.

So you are happy that mom had access to abortion. Would you be equally happy if you were told that a few siblings were knocked off along the way so that you could enjoy the lifestyle that you do? That's a natural and logical end to your thinking.

As for growing into maternal instincts, you don't. That's the nature of instinct. It is neither consciously chosen, nor is it slowly acquired. It is a phenomenon that is wired in.

Instinct is the first level of moral awareness when it comes to humans. We are endowed with reason, which places our function above the mere level of instinct, giving us a much sharper and refined view of and approach to the world. That's why we do ethics and dogs do not. That's why the abortion issue is so very incendiary, because dogs have only instinct, whereas we know WHY it's wrong to kill members of our own species.

Reason is supposed to build on the instinct we carry, not turn on it. It is supposed to amplify it, not snuff it out. The instinct you mention in your mother is actually what we call Human Nature. All people have it. Some, many actually, through narcissism begin a series of justifications to drown out that nature and what it screams to us.

Those who justify and promote abortion are the sickest among us, as they are at war with their very nature; reason collapsing in on itself and taking an entire civilization built on Aristotelian reason with it.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at May 9, 2010 10:37 AM


Another laugher.

We have to coin a special word that typifies the abortion mindset.

It has to describe the mental gymnastics, the lies, the deception and the semantics twisting that is necessary to be a pro-abort.

A word like deceptiphile or something like that. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Phil Schembri is HisMan at May 9, 2010 10:57 AM


A little off topic, but has anyone seen the commercial for 1 800 flowers? It shows a bunch of moms (like a mom pushing her toddler in a stroller) being handed a bouquet of flowers from 1 800 flowers. Included in the ad is a pregnant woman just standing on the street. The delivery man runs up and hands her a bouquet too. I already contacted 1 800 flowers to let them know I appreciate that they view pregnant women as moms too and showed that in their ad.

I remember my first mother's day I was 3 months pregnant and when my family acknowledged that I was a mom with gifts and cards I was SO PROUD. My belly wasn't even showing yet and yet I was a MOM.

Its good to give support to businesses that don't cater to the culture of death.

Posted by: Sydney M. at May 9, 2010 10:57 AM


I agree, Sydney. I also can't stand when someone refers to a pregnant woman as a "mother-to-be".
No...when you're carrying a human being inside you, you're ALREADY a mother...your child is just on the inside instead of the outside. None the less he/she is still your child.

Posted by: Pamela at May 9, 2010 11:25 AM


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Posted by: Pamela at May 9, 2010 11:35 AM


Phil Schembri, how about "schizophrenic"? That's the term that an unusually insightful abortionist used:

"You have to become a bit schizophrenic. In one room, you encourage the patient that the slight irregularity in the fetal heart is not important, that she is going to have a fine, healthy baby. Then, in the next room you assure another woman, on whom you just did a saline abortion, that it is a good thing that the heartbeat is already irregular....she has nothing to worry about, she will NOT have a live baby..."

Posted by: Kelsey at May 9, 2010 12:03 PM


Weekend question: Does anyone really buy Mother's Day wishes from the abortion industry?

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I suppose if one were in the business of exterminating roaches, she/he could wish people who raise roaches, either thru default or design, the greatest of successes and still NOT be disingenuous.

The exterminator makes money preventing infestations, even when his/her 'solutions' actually exacerbate the problem, and/or eliminating the infestations, when, lo and behold, the recommended solution results in more infestations.

It is illogical to task an entity with solving a problem when the entity profits more by the failure of it's proposed 'solution' than it does by it's success.

Posted by: yor bro ken at May 9, 2010 12:26 PM


By the way, Center for Reproductive Rights: if the job of mothers is to raise "a generation that cares about choice," they've failed. Didn't you read that Gallup poll, or that Newsweek article?

Posted by: Kelsey at May 9, 2010 12:46 PM


"So you are happy that mom had access to abortion. Would you be equally happy if you were told that a few siblings were knocked off along the way so that you could enjoy the lifestyle that you do?"

Of course. Do you guys really not understand? TO many, abortion just isn't the outrage you consider it to be. It's okay if our mothers decided not to abort us or decided to abort us. We're okay with that concept. Just like we understand that a different sperm could have reached the egg and we'd not be here as who we are. Or we could have been lost to miscarriage. It's just the way it is. Who could be upset with their mother for deciding not to abort?

Posted by: Hal at May 9, 2010 1:11 PM


"Kill a baby for Mother's Day!"

Organizations that exist purely to treat mother-love as a disease trying to piggy back on Mother's Day -- let's just say, if you have a mom who would consider this appropriate, watch your back. She might change her mind about you being so wanted.

Posted by: Christina at May 9, 2010 1:32 PM


Happy Mother's Day, ladies!

Posted by: Rachael C. at May 9, 2010 1:43 PM


Happy Mother's Day to moms whose babies are on earth and in heaven. God bless!


* * * *
Major League Baseball is supplying pink bats for today's games to honor women with breast cancer. What a commendable cause, but why must they auction them off for Susan G. Komen For the Cure which supports Planned Parenthood???

For more info:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2010/05/pink-bats-return-signaling-baseballs-fight-against-breast-cancer/1

Posted by: Janet at May 9, 2010 1:52 PM


I talked to a friend today who recently lost her child in the second trimester. I wished her a happy Mother's Day.

She is and always will be a mother, even if that was the only child she will ever be given.

And yet there are people in this world who have precious children and wish they weren't pregnant, and some even go so far as to kill those children.

I don't get it.

We had our little boy dedicated today--vowing to raise him (to the best of our ability) to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be five months old on Tuesday. Everyone tells us how adorable our children are. (And I agree). And I know that God gave them to us, that He loves them and loves us. And on this day (on many days, actually) I often think too of the children I am not raising and will not meet until heaven.

I don't understand why God didn't let me hold those children and love them. There is comfort in some words, some thoughts, some ideas. But it will never be all better this side of heaven. Why does God give children to those who will kill them, and take away children that my friend and I (and many others) desperately long for?

I do not know the answers to these questions. But I must rest in this: God is good.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Posted by: ycw at May 9, 2010 2:40 PM


Janet, I'm sure they have no idea. They partnered with ALL several years ago to raise money for pro-life causes. Perhaps some very polite e-mails explaining the link and asking that the money go to an alternative breast cancer charity that does not fund Planned Parenthood is in order.

Posted by: Lauren at May 9, 2010 3:27 PM


As my four year old said to me this morning,
"Happy Muddas Day!"

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at May 9, 2010 3:46 PM


Of course. Do you guys really not understand? TO many, abortion just isn't the outrage you consider it to be. It's okay if our mothers decided not to abort us or decided to abort us. We're okay with that concept. Just like we understand that a different sperm could have reached the egg and we'd not be here as who we are. Or we could have been lost to miscarriage. It's just the way it is. Who could be upset with their mother for deciding not to abort?

Posted by: Hal at May 9, 2010 1:11 PM
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Acceptability by some does not equate to being morally correct:

"Of course. Do you guys really not understand? TO many, slavery just isn't the outrage you consider it to be. It's okay if our masters decided not to free us or decided to keep us. We're okay with that concept. Just like we understand that a different owner could have bought us we'd not be here as who we are. Or we could have been lost to disease on the ship on the way over. It's just the way it is. Who could be upset with their master for deciding not to free us?"
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Of course. Do you guys really not understand? TO many, persecution just isn't the outrage you consider it to be. It's okay if our leaders decided not to kill us or decided to kill us. We're okay with that concept. Just like we understand that a different leader could have eliminated us and we'd not be here as who we are. Or we could have been lost to disease. It's just the way it is. Who could be upset with their dear leader for deciding not to kill?
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Hal - acceptability is not an argument, it's just an excuse.

And a fairly sad one at that.

Posted by: Chris Arsenault at May 9, 2010 7:30 PM


Thank you, mom, for loving "choice" with no "ifs" "buts" or "maybes,"
My values now embrace both birth and killing unborn babies.
It's nice to know that when with me you first became a mother,
You could have pulled the plug --like when you offed my little brother.


My wedding will include a vow we'll toast with fine champagne,
To love the children we don't flush dismembered down a drain.
And if we have a daughter, she will know that choice is good,
And slaughter all our grandkids down at ol' Planned Parenthood.

Posted by: Henrietta G. Hallmark at May 10, 2010 9:55 AM


@ Common Sense & Hal

Here's what I find ironic:

You're presenting yourselves here as sympathatic and selfless (contrary to all of us who want to "force" women into unwanted motherhood). You base your sympathy and selflessness on your ability to view your mothers as trapped into a set of circumstances where they should be free to explore all options. From all this, you claim a willingness to have been killed before birth in order that your parents and siblings might have had a better life (or you are projecting that same willingness onto the wills of your deceased siblings).

And yet, you are trying to convince the rest of us that your mother should be applauded for NOT championing that same sympathy and selflessness, for NOT recognizing her child as trapped into a set of circumstances where one individual will be exploring the fatal option for another, and for NOT being willing to make sacrifices in order to give you or your siblings any sort of life.

Who's sentiment are we supposed to buy? Yours or your mother's? Because they are at odds.

Posted by: Laurie at May 10, 2010 12:25 PM


Ms. Hallmark,

Your poetry gives me warm fuzzies from head to toe. My local store must have sold out of this Mother's Day Card!

Dangit. And so many more wanted to send it too. ):

Posted by: Praxedes at May 10, 2010 12:47 PM


Ms.Hallmark,
I hope you get that published.

Posted by: myrtle miller at May 10, 2010 3:15 PM


Hal - acceptability is not an argument, it's just an excuse.

And a fairly sad one at that.
Posted by: Chris Arsenault at May 9, 2010 7:30 PM

I was responding a specific comment about how we would feel if our mothers considered abortion us.

Posted by: Hal at May 10, 2010 8:07 PM


Not much of a response. If someone asks what you would feel if you heard a serial killer had you down on his life of intended victims, saying that if he had succeeded, you would be dead, is not an answer.

Posted by: mischief at May 12, 2010 3:27 PM


Not much of a response. If someone asks what you would feel if you heard a serial killer had you down on his list of intended victims, saying that if he had succeeded, you would be dead, is not an answer.

Posted by: mischief at May 12, 2010 3:29 PM


TO [sic] many, abortion just isn't the outrage you consider it to be. It's okay if our mothers decided not to abort us or decided to abort us. We're okay with that concept.

That's the problem. When you cannot care enough for it not to be okay if your own mother had killed you, then your heart is dead. When it doesn't matter if you or your siblings lived or died, then something is profoundly broken within you. We're supposed to care. It's supposed to matter if our mothers cared about us - at least enough to allow us to live.

Hal, you and "Common Sense" and too many others don't see how you've been damaged by the culture of death. If you did, you'd be livid. I pray for you and all who feel as you do.

Please Lord, heal their hearts so that they may begin to experience their own brokenness, so that they might turn to You and be healed. May Christ's love which He has shown us "while we [are] yet sinners" open your hearts to the truth, in Jesus' name.

Posted by: Drusilla at May 12, 2010 8:25 PM



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