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Pro-choicers to lay wreaths at abortion clinic Alter during mock Funeral

Posted in Abortion Sacred with tags , , , , , , , on November 13, 2014 by saynsumthn

Originally published at the Life Dynamics Blog!

Abortion rights advocates in Tennessee are organizing a “mock funeral” Saturday to mourn the loss of “reproductive rights” after the pro-life measure, Amendment 1 passed in the state, where they will march past an alter outside a Memphis abortion clinic.

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Tennessee voters approved Amendment 1 on Nov. 4. The pro-life measure reads, “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.”

As the Commercial Appeal reports, the morning after the Nov. 4 election, pro-choicer organizers Sarah Ledbetter and Bethany Bak were upset about the passage and began texting opponents of the pro-life amendment.

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I regard reproductive rights as civil rights,” Ledbetter said. “From what I understood about the amendment, it was a move to curtail those rights. So there’s nothing right about that in my world view.”

The abortion advocate took to Facebook to organize what she calls the 2ND LINE FUNERAL FOR EVERYONE’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS.

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The event post reads, “Meet at Noon at the Overton Park Shell.. then TAKE to the streets in your fanciest black garb, your tennis shoes, and your dancing umbrella. Join your fellow Memphians who choose to act out, to sing, and to dance our belief in the human and CIVIL right to CHOOSE your OWN adventure.”

Second line parades, famous to New Orleans, are marked with dancing and music in the street.

It’s not a protest,” Ledbetter said. “It’s a funeral. We are mourning and grieving and celebrating what’s possible. Nothing is written in stone until we all give up.”

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Organizers say that an alter will be placed in front of Choices abortion clinic in Memphis, where, according to Ledbetter, “you may place funeral wreaths, flowers, and photos of loved ones whose lives have been touched by reproductive health needs and choices. From there we high step it and dance our spirits up to the skies!

Ledbetter is the Co-Founder at Memphis Dance Makers Workshop, Movement Educator & Artist at Company d and Farm Hand, Dancer at Delta Sol Farm.

The group has uploaded a YouTube of the songs they plan to use at the “funeral”!

Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Inc., a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas responded to the charade by pointing out that abortion advocates know how to make funerals, “It’s what they specialize in,” he said.

“Reproductive Freedom” Flag Tweeted by Abortion Rights Group NARAL

Posted in NARAL with tags , , , , , , , on November 12, 2014 by saynsumthn

Originally posted at the blog of Life Dynamics !

Abortion advocate and columnist Connie Schultz has created a controversy by resurrecting the “Flag of Reproductive Freedom” on the eve of Veterans Day.

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Dawn Hanson, the altered flag’s creator said the flag was originally presented as a gift to Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, when she was in Cleveland back in 2007.

Reproductive rights is code for abortion on demand and Schultz is receiving criticism after tweeting this picture so close to the day when America celebrates the sacrifice of our veterans.

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In a column she published just after the 2014 general elections, Schultz writes, “The morning after the Republicans won, well, just about everything, I spent a good half-hour staring at a favorite piece of artwork that hangs in a prominent place in our home.

“From a distance, the piece looks like a 13-by-9-inch version of the American flag. Thirteen red and white stripes are stitched to perfection and anchored to a rectangle of dark blue fabric in the upper left corner. A nice patriotic rendering of Old Glory, matted and framed behind glass I swipe every week with my Swiffer.

“On closer inspection, however, one sees that Cleveland artist Dawn Hanson was up to mischief when she created this flag, which is part quilt, part craft and wholly political.

“Instead of 50 stars, there are four rows of tiny buttons. The first three rows — weeks one through three — are white; in the last row — week four — the buttons are pink. The days of the week run along the top: SUN, MON, TUE — you get the idea.

Hanson titled the piece “Reproductive Freedom Flag.” Patriotism with a punch.

To no one’s surprise, NARAL, the largest abortion lobby group in the nation gave a nod to the concept of a “Flag of Reproductive Freedom” by re-tweeting Schultz’s story:

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And then the flag itself:

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Repro Rights = Anti-Christian Mockery Outside Abortion Clinic

Posted in Anti-Christ, anti-immigration, Pro-choice mocking, Pro-choice People with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2014 by saynsumthn

A video of pro-choice abortion advocates outside an abortion clinic in Cleveland where a woman was killed after her abortion is going viral.

It shows mean reproductive rights advocates harassing peaceful praying pro-lifers.

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More here.

Ban then Force! The Abortion Election Strategy for 2016

Posted in NARAL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2014 by saynsumthn

Voters rejected nearly all of NARAL and Planned Parenthood’s political pro-choice candidates in the November 2014 elections and now abortion supporters begin to analyse.

2014 Election Red

Writing for RH Reality Blog, NARAL president, Ilyse Hogue, summarized the election results, “Pro-choice Democrats not only lost control of the Senate and lost ground in the House of Representatives; anti-choice GOP politicians won most of the hotly contested governor races and flipped several state houses.”

She continues, “As we sift through the debris from Tuesday night, we can cue the predictable hand-wringing and existential angst about why people vote against their own “self-interests.” But a deeper dive into the data indicates—at least on questions of reproductive freedom—that the picture is more complicated.”

No! It is quite simple: Abortion kills a baby and America has rejected this!

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Hogue then proceeds to lay out a program for gaining ground in future elections.

Hogue writes “Laying out this case is about more than soothing our bruises after a bad night. Understanding these dynamics is critical for us as advocates to leverage this often invisible advantage.”

Hogue has published her suggestions, five in total, which I affectionately label the The 5-step-program for abortion losers.

Number one according to the NARAL president: banning the term “social issues.”

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“Banning” seems to be an interesting use of verbiage from a group calling themselves “Pro-choice America” but I digress.

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Hogue explains, “Ban the term “social issue” from our vocabulary: I’m not sure if there’s any such thing as a social issue, but I can tell you reproductive freedom and justice do not qualify. Sovereignty over one’s body and one’s life is an issue of fundamental freedoms and human rights. And let’s aggressively state the truth the candidates are hoping to avoid: There’s no such thing as economic security for women who do not have full access to reproductive freedom, and there’s no such this as reproductive freedom without economic security. Anti-choice politicians routinely vote to restrict abortion and contraception while also working to defeat common-sense measures that support parents in this country: equal pay, parental leave, and robust anti-pregnancy discrimination laws.”

At the same time abortion advocates are doing the whole BANNING thing – Hogue suggests they, “force the question in more races and in legislatures.”

What question? I thought we banned “social issues?” I am confused…..

Maybe Hogue can clear this up. From the article, “Force the question in more races and in legislatures: Anti-choice candidates and officials love it when we’re silent. They want nothing more than to fly under the radar on these issues. We need to be there all the time asking them where they stand on abortion access, why they think they know better than women and families about what’s best for us, and why they think it’s American to legislate their own morality on the rest of us. Those are tough questions to answer, which is why they would prefer not to. We need to force them to take tough votes on measures that don’t just protect our right to choose, but expand it.

Well…okay then…I get it.

Ban then force.

And there it is in a nutshell – the entire abortion strategy for 2016 !

Abortion rights author criticizes Planned Parenthood says tide shifting pro-life

Posted in Katha Pollitt with tags , , , , on November 5, 2014 by saynsumthn

Katha Pollitt PROPro-choice author, Katha Pollitt joined Politics and Prose to promote her new book, PRO.

Pollitt believes that there is no bad reason for an abortion. She has rightly claimed that most abortions are for convenience and makes no apologies for supporting this. In addition, Pollitt has said that abortion is more moral than the decision to have a child.

Kathy Pollitt Politics and Prose

Pollitt began by pointing out that when she speaks in various places, people are always asking her why she wrote her book.

She claimed her reason was obvious – because the pro-life movement is winning. And specifically winning the debate with their language. Pollitt admitted the tide was shifting toward the pro-life side of language.

That was clear after the November 2014 elections when voters rejected nearly all of Planned Parenthood’s darlings in races across the board.

2014 Election Red

I wrote this book because all you have to do is open up the newspaper and see the way things are going,” said Pollitt, “Since, 2010 when the Republicans were so successful there have been 205 new abortion restrictions passed in the states, and, even more than the restrictions- the discourse. You can just feel it shifting. You can feel it shifting toward the anti-abortion side of language and the greater and greater defensiveness of the pro-choice side.”

The advocate of abortion-on-demand for any reason goes on to criticize abortion giant Planned Parenthood calling their decision to drop the term “pro-choice” a mistake.

Cecile RichardsEarlier this year, Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, told the New York Times,“The ‘pro-choice’ language doesn’t really resonate particularly with a lot of young women voters.”

Pollitt responded to this tactic, “ I have to say that I was really slow to pick up on this. I now think that when Planned Parenthood decided not to use the word “pro-choice” anymore…That – that was a mistake,” she tells the crowd.

Now they speak of, and I don’t know how this works, they speak of, okay, I’m not going to say pro-choice anymore, I’m going to say I’m walking – I’m walking in another woman’s shoes. So, what? It’s the pro-shoes position?” Pollitt asks.

Feminists’ Bad Reputation: Pushing Abortion and War on Women

Posted in Pro-choice Spin with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by saynsumthn

The War on Women mantra continues by those who are pushing Reproductive Rights code for abortion on demand.

A Get out the Vote themed video published out by well-known feminists, including Rock Guitarist Joan Lett, is loaded with not so subtle messages to promote this lie.

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In 2013, there were more laws passed to limit women’s reproductive rights than in the entire previous DECADE,” the text of Bad Reputation reads.

Many of us may have access to good health care, but our experience being a woman – and our rights – shouldn’t depend on our zip code. Our sisters in Texas, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Ohio, Arkansas, and so many other states don’t have what we have. The most regressive, anti­-woman, anti­-voting, anti-equality laws are being passed on the state level. This is why the MIDTERMS are so important.”

The video uses children and adults who sing “I don’t give a dam about my bad reputation…it’s a new generation…”

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With messages about abortion rights and the war on women:

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Of course, the video is being pushed by abortion giant Planned Parenthood on Twitter!
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Appearances include:

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Here are a few women they left out: (Women killed by legal abortion)

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Planned Parenthood quotes religious leaders to promote “reproductive rights” code for abortion

Posted in Abortion Religion - see RCRC, Abortion Sacred, Planned Parenthood Clergy, Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice with tags , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by saynsumthn

We all know by now that Planned Parenthood uses God to sell abortion.
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In fact, this blog broke the news that the abortion giant had published a Clergy / Pastoral Letter to convince women in a crisis pregnancy that there is nothing in the scriptures that says abortion is wrong and that many clergy think abortion is okay.

A second letter published by Planned Parenthood and exposed by this blog tells women that, “abortion is a morally permissible choice for a woman facing a problem pregnancy…and that the decision to have an abortion will not threaten your relationship with God.”

Now, we discover that Planned Parenthood has used religion to promote “reproductive rights” code for abortion, in a newsletter they published last year.

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In the 2013 Fall edition of ,The Source, a newsletter published by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, they interview supporters from diverse spiritual points of view.

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They begin with Planned Parenthood Board Member, Lee Lee Doyle, PhD, who says she considered becoming a nun but changed her mind just before being confirmed. She then suggests that her interest in being a nun is what led her to commit to promoting abortion – uhhhh – correction “reproductive rights”, “Faith can serve as a vehicle to bring people together,” she writes, “as well as one to drive us apart, and the role it plays in discussions about reproductive rights is no different. In my early twenties I was preparing to dedicate my life to Christ as a nun. However, the day before I was set to take my first vows, I realized that this was not my calling, and that I was there for the wrong reasons. I liked the life and work of the nuns – the commitment to serving the poor, caring for people, and living a simple, just life – but not the spiritual aspect. Yet, some of the very convictions that had attracted me to the order were the same ones that would eventually lead me to my life’s work conducting contraceptive and reproductive health-focused research, and spark my passion for advocating for sexual justice and reproductive rights…For me, my support of Planned Parenthood’s mission comes as part of my theology, not in spite of it.”

Rabbi Eugene Levy

Rabbi Eugene Levy, co-founder of the Arkansas Interfaith Alliance makes it clear that he supports the nation’s top abortion provider, “The goal for Jews is to bring God’s heavenly kingdom to earth. It’s all about making the world a better place. Being ‘pro-life,’ then, is about making life good between birth and death so the question is,what are we going to do to make life better…There are many religious voices out there who like Planned Parenthood and the work it does, and I am one of them. I’ve always liked this organization, and I want to be a voice for a religion that supports Planned Parenthood.

The number one provider of abortions goes on to quote the Rabbi that life begins at birth, “Consider that the term “life” means from the moment of birth to the moment of death, and be sure you do everything possible to make life as good as it can be for everyone in your community.”

Rev Debra McKnight PP

Rev. Debra McKnight, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church in Omaha whose picture made the cover of this heretical issue calls compassion godly but goes on to advocate for legalized abortion on demand, “God is a life-giving presence, which means we can and should care for each other with compassion. Faith isn’t just an hour on Sunday morning, but in your everyday life… I believe that being absolutely pro-birth isn’t always the most life-giving choice. The church needs to be there to support people, not moralize about those choices. We hope for a world where abortion doesn’t have to happen, but we acknowledge that an absolute ban is not necessarily the most life-affirming stance, either, because it doesn’t take into account the circumstances of the woman and her family.”

The Methodist minister goes on to imply that abortion is sacred, “People of faith can take courage from the prophets of ancient stories and speak up. They can let the world and our leaders know that reproductive rights are sacred and women’s health means healthy families, workplaces and communities,” Rev. McKnight states.

Just want to point out that not one verse of scripture or Biblical reference or reference from the Torah was used by Planned Parenthood’s religious supporters.

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