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Majority of trafficked women may be forced to abort… but you can help

Posted in child predator, Planned Parenthood and Human Trafficking, Planned Parenthood and Rape, Planned Parenthood and Sex Trafficking, sex trafficking, Sexual Assault and abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2018 by saynsumthn

By  |  From Live Action News

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It is important for the pro-life community to understand indicators of human and/or sex trafficking, which can include multiple abortions or miscarriages. Many pro-life advocates may be on the front lines when a woman is being trafficked. It is also imperative that the pro-life community understand and educate law enforcement and our communities on how abortion facilities, including Planned Parenthood centers, often fail to protect those who are trafficked by covering for the abusers and by not reporting in accordance with the law. When a woman is trafficked, she may become pregnant multiple times and may be forced to abort or made to miscarry, according to experts who work in organizations aimed at ending human trafficking.

Live Action News has documented some of the tragic cases in which Planned Parenthood has covered for child sexual abuse. Just a handful of the horrific cases were highlighted in our most recent Aiding Abusers video series. Watch below:

Live Action founder and president Lila Rose stated in a press release:

Despite Planned Parenthood’s public rhetoric as well as laws requiring it to report suspected abuse, its failure to report has been deliberate and widespread. Time and again, rather than reporting abuse to authorities, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly looked the other way and performed abortions on victims as young as 12 years old. These girls deserved advocacy but instead Planned Parenthood staff ignored their abuse and returned them to the waiting arms of their abusers.

Because of flagrant violations like these, the proposed Title X rule tightening on reporting abuse is absolutely necessary. Planned Parenthood has proven that its priority is selling abortions, not caring for the most vulnerable of girls. Planned Parenthood’s culture of cover-up must end, the cycle of abuse of innocent children must end, and Planned Parenthood’s half a billion dollars in annual federal funding must end. Taxpayers cannot be forced to subsidize these abuses of children.

In addition to numerous pregnancies, miscarriages, or instances in which women are forced to abort, another indicator of sex trafficking is seen when an older boyfriend or unrelated adult accompanies a young person or female. This adult can be male or female, as many traffickers use older victims under their manipulative and coercive grasp to accompany teens in public. In addition, experts have discovered that frequent use of emergency contraception (such as PlanB or the morning after pill), which can be purchased over the counter or at a Planned Parenthood, can also be a sign that a child is being exploited.

Image: Signs of sex trafficking include numerous abortions (Image: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)

Signs of sex trafficking include numerous abortions (Image: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)

 

Additional indicators of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), documented by Jordan Greenbaum, MD, — who works with victims of suspected physical/sexual abuse, neglect and sex trafficking — and colleagues, published by the Academy of Pediatrics, include:

  • Child accompanied by domineering adult who does not allow child to answer questions
  • Child accompanied by unrelated adult
  • Child accompanied by other children and only one adult
  • Child provides changing information regarding demographics
  • Chief complaint is acute sexual assault or acute physical assault
  • Chief complaint is suicide attempt
  • Child is poor historian or disoriented from sleep deprivation or drug intoxication
  • Multiple sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Previous pregnancy/abortion
  • Frequent visits for emergency contraception
  • Chronic runaway behavior
  • Chronic truancy or problems in school
  • History of sexual abuse/physical abuse/neglect
  • Involvement of child protective services (especially foster care/group home)
  • Involvement with department of juvenile justice
  • Significantly older boyfriend
Image: Indicators of sex trafficking pregnancy older boyfriend and abortions (Image: American Academy of Pediatrics)

Indicators of sex trafficking pregnancy older boyfriend and abortions (Image: American Academy of Pediatrics)

In the video below from the Dr. Phil show, a trafficked woman claims she was “allowed to get pregnant because men paid for that.” She also claims she had “several abortions” and “had three that survived.” She stated that after she had her babies, “they were taken away” and she was only allowed to see them as a reward.

 

According to a report by Northwest Georgia News, Dr. Greenbaum told an audience at Georgia Northwestern Technical College recently, “If a health professional suspects a patient is being trafficked — by picking up on certain indicators such as overdoses, suicide attempts, numerous abortions or sexually transmitted infections — it is important for them to proceed carefully in asking questions of the patient in a safe, one-on-one situation.”

The article goes on to point out:

Medical providers may encounter CSEC victims in emergency departments, family planning clinics (including Title X clinics), public clinics or private offices, urgent care centers, or institutional settings. Medical care may be sought for a variety of problems, including sexual assault, physical injury, infection, exacerbations of chronic conditions, complications of substance abuse/overdose issues, or pregnancy testing, contraceptive care, and other reproductive issues…. Some victims have access to medical facilities for routine testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), contraceptive care, and general health care, but others have limited or no access, seeking care only when their conditions are severe….

In addition to the typical elements of a medical history, information may be sought regarding whether the youth has a regular source of medical care or a medical home and his or her immunization status, reproductive history (STIs, pregnancy/abortions, anogenital trauma, number and gender of sexual partners, age at first intercourse, condom use, etc), history of inflicted injuries related to CSEC, physical abuse or dating violence, substance use, and history of mental health signs/symptoms.

An undercover investigation conducted by Live Action at several Planned Parenthood facilities revealed just how much more empathetic Planned Parenthood was toward the actor posing as a “pimp,” than the young girls for whom he was allegedly seeking care.

Below is a compilation reel of that investigation:

 

As reported previously by Live Action News, Dottie Laster, an expert on human trafficking, wrote about Live Action’s videos exposing Planned Parenthood for being willing to commit abortions on trafficking victims:

After viewing the Planned Parenthood video my first thoughts were of the victims I have served over the last 8 years. Specifically, the women and girls — their horrendous statements of rape, gang rapes, torture, branding, starvation, extortions, assault and their reports of repeated forced abortions and miscarriages due to the trauma they received. I have often wondered where these multiple abortions took place and how medical professionals had not seen the extensive trauma to their bodies, spirits and souls.

According to Laura Lederer, former Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons for the U.S. Department of State and the founder of the anti-trafficking non-profit Global Centurion, sex trafficked victims are often forced to abort. According to a report by Genevieve Plaster, a research assistant at Charlotte Lozier Institute, Lederer once testified:

55% of the women surveyed had at least one abortion, and 30% had multiple abortions during the time of trafficking. Of these, more than half responded that the abortion was not their choice, and many responded by saying that the pressure from pimps to continue the trade did not allow for the time to carry a baby.

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Laura Lederer

 

One such case involved one of the largest human trafficking rings in the United States, run by Maximino “Chimino” Mondragon. This modern-day slave owner held as many as 120 women captive, forcing them to work off their smuggling debts.

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Maximino Mondragon

According to the Houston Chronicle, “Some of the women were raped and forced to have abortions.” The paper reported:

Chapuseaux, an investigator on the local human trafficking task force, lives with the images from the Mondragon case. He has a picture of a stillborn baby born at a Houston hospital, perfectly formed at five or six months, the result of the abortion-inducing drugs. He said he struggles with the memory of a 17-year-old Salvadoran girl who was purchased from the Mondragon ring by a source working for investigators. She was raped on a mattress in a room behind the bar before the source could pick her up, Chapuseaux said.

Mondragon and his co-defendants worked with Walter Alexander Corea, an admitted smuggler, to bring the women to Houston and force them to work in cantinas on the northwest side, including Mi Cabana Sports Bar, El Portero de Chimino Bar and Huetamo Night Club, prosecutors said. If a customer just wanted a beer, it would cost $2 or $3, depending on the brand. But if the customer wanted the company of a girl, a Corona would cost $13, investigators said. Of that, $9 went to pay down the debt from the smuggling.

When authorities raided the apartments where the women lived on Houston’s northwest side, they found 98 possible victims, witnesses and suspects, officials said. Eventually, the number of victims in the Mondragon case grew to about 120.

Lorenza Reyes-Nunez, aka “La Comadre,” who was accused of performing abortions, took a deal with the government. The Honduran woman was accused of giving pregnant women an herbal supplement that induced abortions, often late in the pregnancies.

One woman who took the drugs in a failed abortion attempt weeks later had a baby born with a hole in his heart and vision problems, investigators said…

In a separate case, the Montana Department of Justice profiled the case of another sex trafficked victim named Adrian:

Adrian was adopted into an alcoholic, drug abusing family. At age five, she was raped by her adopted father and eventually by her adopted brother as well. She was sold by her family and forced to have an abortion at age 11. At 12, she was gang raped by her “father’s” friends in her own home. She remembers eating out of trash cans often while growing up. After Adrian’s adoptive mother and father died, her brother sold her until she was 14, at which time he sold her to a pimp.  She was able to escape at 15 and lived wherever she could. At 17, Adrian was running for her life again.

The child eventually found refuge at a safe house set up for victims of trafficking.

Victims have testified that, in some cases, when taken to abortion facilities or Planned Parenthood centers, the doctors they were taken to may have been clients of their pimps. In a recent report on trafficking victims, one victim told researchers that the reason she was taken to Planned Parenthood was because “Planned Parenthood didn’t ask any questions.”

Women and girls are often taken to abortion clinics by their pimps or a person working for the pimp, a victim of the sex trafficking industry told Facing Life Now TV. Marlene Carson who had become “trusted” by her pimp, told host Brad Mattes that she was responsible for booking abortions when a woman became pregnant and noted that, “The pimps and the traffickers would get fake I.D.’s for the girls and we would take them to have abortions.”

According to Life Issues Institute:

A hired “parent” would take girls to Planned Parenthood for abortions. Marlene says the staff would be well aware the girls were being victimized, but they consistently looked the other way to avoid losing a paying customer in the lucrative business of abortion.

When asked if abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood would turn down the abortions for the girls, Marlene replied, “Oh, no, absolutely not… honestly they had to know that these were teenagers, they were not adult women.”

Marlene said that participating in these abortions traumatized her. She recalled a 14-year-old sex trafficked victim who became pregnant and was being forced to have an abortion: “So, I had the whole house raided — she was rescued,” she said.

Couple this with the prevalence of abortion-inducing medications and potentially abortifacient emergency contraceptives, and you have created an environment in which sexual predators and traffickers can inflict additional harm on women and children by either taking them for abortions or by forcing them to abort with chemicals, beatings or other methods.

Tragically, the pro-life community has begun to understand that sex trafficking and abortion are connected: they both dehumanize human beings, and they both operate under a false assumption that humans are nothing more than property to be bought, sold or killed inside or outside the womb. In part two of this series, Live Action News will share some practical ways that pro-lifers can educate themselves and eventually identify and assist these victims in receiving freedom from captivity and from the harms of abuse and of being forced to abort their babies.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

How Abolish Human Abortion uses the very Pro-life Movement They Condemn

Posted in AHA with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by saynsumthn

CLARIFICATION: The title of this blog post is How Abolish Human Abortion uses the very Pro-life Movement They Condemn. This blog post is NOT saying that AHA failed to get permission for materials or images they produce. When I point to a copyright, it is to document that the image does, in fact, belong to a pro-life group. If, I state that AHA shows no copyright on their reproduction to a pro-life org. that is also a statement of fact and nothing else. I am simply reinforcing that AHA uses the very movement they seek to condemn.

The group, Abolish Human Abortion (A/H/A) says they want to PUT AN END TO THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT which their members promote with their hashtag #PAETTPLM

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Below are images of the hashtag in use:

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AHA members believe that the Pro-life Movement is the “Lesser of Two Evils.” In other words there are baby killers and there are pro-lifers and the pro-lifers are the lesser of the evils. SAD! AHA members say they believe that the Pro-life Movement is the enemy of God and is not saving babies. (listen here) AHA Spokesperson, Todd Bullis, says that the pro-life movement can say we are saving some babies but,”They killed 1.2 million babies.” He says that their stance is evil. AHA lumps pro-lifers into one category although many AHA leaders and members have only recently personally activated to stand up for unborn children slaughtered by abortion – abandoning, in a sense the unborn for years, they feel it is now their “duty” to call Pro-lifers to “Repentance” for “incremental legislation” and in the end to do everything they can to “PUT AN END TO THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT.”

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The reason for this blog is NOT to attack Abolish Human Abortion, although some within A/H/A may interpret it that way. As a long-standing pro-life activist, I welcome anyone who speaks for unborn children.

The purpose of this blog is educational. I am simply showing you how Abolish Human Abortion uses pro-life imagery to promote their ideology and the agenda of “PUTTING AN END TO THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT.”

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AHA is well-known for their posters which are regularly shared on social media. Using that approach gives AHA plenty of FB “likes” where they can then begin to promote their ultimate goal which is to “PUT AN END TO THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT.”

But – where does some of the imagery come from which AHA uses on their posters? You guessed it, from the ever so wicked PLM.

Case in point- the PRO-LIFE group Life Issues Institute which was founded in 1991 by J C Willke, MD, one of the most well known “Pro-life” advocates in the movement, has produced some beautiful images of unborn children, called Windows to the Womb.

This image with a clear COPYRITE to Life Issues Institute is duplicated on an AHA poster giving no copyrite credit to the pro-life organization.

Dont Be Fooled no Copywrite AHAOn the LH is the Life Issues Image from their website and on the RH is AHA’s use of this pro-life image.

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But this is not the only time:

Aha uses Life Issues ImageOn the LH – Life Issues Copyrite Image. On the RH – AHA Poster

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This poster uses artwork that was developed to pass “incremental partial birth abortion ban”

The artwork was developed by Tanja Butler but is being used by AHA below:
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Pro-life Journalist Image used by AHA

The picture below was taken by pro-life photo journalist Michael Clancy on August 19, 1999, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville Tn., during an incredible procedure to correct spina bifida on an unborn child. Julie Armas was twenty one weeks pregnant with little Samuel at the time of the procedure. You will notice that there is no reference to the Pro-life Journalist or credit given by Abolish Human Abortion in their poster.

AHA Michael Clancy Image abortion On the LH is an AHA Poster using the pro-life image. On the RH is the image fmrm Michael Clancy showing his copyrite.

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Abortion Victim Images found by Pro-lifers used by A/H/A

What is also of interest – is that I have yet to hear of any Abolitionist actually getting an aborted baby from an abortion clinic trash dumpster or any other means. Given that, it is very plausible that every image they use on their posters of aborted children may have come from some brave Pro-life man or woman in the very Pro-life movement they want to “Destroy.”

Case in point- the image on the Left came from Life Dynamics’ 100abortionpictures.com website – the poster on the right from AHA.
AHA uses that very image even though Life Dynamics is a National Pro-Life organization.
AHA Life Dynamics Aborted baby picOn the LH is the Life Dynamics image. On the RH is the AHA Poster using that image.

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I found this image (below) on the AHA Facebook page and it appears to shows an image of an abortion victim on their poster which looks like it came from the Pro-life Group – Center for Bio-ethical Reform (CBR) (see here)

AHA Cover uses CBR abortion image

And this image below is also a Center for Bioethical Reform Image – used by Pro-life Groups who give credit to CBR.

AHA Card does not credit the Pro-lifer group, why?

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This AHA Poster also uses an image from the pro-life organization CBR :

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This AHA image comes from a Citizens for a Pro-life Society taken by Pro-lifer Monica Miller who found the children. See the image on her website here.

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This image also comes from Monica Miller’s Citizen for a Pro-life Society: (see here)

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This image also comes from pro-lifer Monica Miller’s Citizen for a Pro-life Society but holds the AHA Logo on the poster:

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See the aborted baby pics on Miller’s website here

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Also this poster uses a CBR image ( See it at CBR here)

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And the poster below uses CBR’s Image from here:

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Here is another pro-life CBR Image on this poster:

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And this AHA poster uses CBR’s 10 week aborted baby pic (see on CBR website here)

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This AHA Poster also uses a CBR Image (Found Here)

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Abolish Human Abortion Profits from Pro-Life Work

Here we find Abolish Human Abortion actually profiting off the work of Pro-life groups by using images they produced to sell in their AHAGEAR:

AHA uses CBR image to make moneyThis image appears to use the CBR image referenced above only with gloved fingers.

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This image was originally published by the pro-life group Operation Rescue after they were in contact with former abortion workers of abortionist Douglas Karpen.

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Operation Rescue leader, Troy Newman and AHA leader T. Russell Hunter have debated on numerous occasions which is why the use of their image is so interesting. None-the-less, despite the accusations from Abolish Human Abortion that pro-life groups “fundraise” AHA has no difficulty asking for money using pro-life work.

But wait – you can buy that image here as well:

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It has also been turned into an AHA Sign:

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From FB

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Abolish Human Abortion claims they are about opposing regulations and abortion exceptions. Yet they have posters that ask for their members to investigate abortionists in their city, the same tactics used by pro-lifers to close abortion clinics and put abortionists out of business.

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AHA USES PRO-LIFE MEDIA

A/H/A has done a good job of self-promotion. However, they also will use the Pro-life media to spread their message. The reason, as I see it, is that they have no developed outlets other than social media outlets to do this. So, despite their distaste for all things pro-life they will contact them with stories. Pro-life Bloggers, such as Jill Stanek, who have been contacted by AHA have initially been generous to AHA members.

Here Stanek promotes AHA Drop Cards.

Here Stanek asks if regulating abortion clinics is okay – and the response by AHA was to get their members to vote NO in her poll.

And Here Stanek compliments an AHA Poster.

Here Stanek praises Abolish Human Abortion leader Todd Bullis.

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Saynsumthn has also posted stories about AHA. Recently I was one of a few pro-life blogs to post about a few incidents of violence toward their members.

My most recent story is here and when another pro-life news outlet heard about it, AHA member Toby Harmon, who was assaulted by a pro-choicer, was invited on his show. That was AFR’s Bryan Fischer, and even though he is avidly pro-life AHA had no trouble promoting the interview to get the word out about their assault.

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Then AFA’s One News Now picked up the story and made the mistake of referring to AHA as “Pro-Life” in this title: Pro-lifers in Oklahoma record assault, claim no help coming from police

AHA responded on their facebook page with these words,“Dear Christian Media and News Outlets, This may seem like a minor detail to those of you covering the recent mishandling of justice in Norman Oklahoma, but there is a great difference between pro-lifers and abolitionists, and the men who were attacked outside of this killing center in Norman, Ok, are not pro-lifers. They are abolitionists.

We understand that you are unaware of these difference, or that you are just trying to use the terms that will be most familiar to your readers, but the fact of the matter is this: leaders of the pro-life movement are at odds with abolitionists over clearly defined ideological differences (pro-lifers are pluralists, pragmatists, and regulationists, while abolitionists are bible believing evangelicals who trust providence and work on abolishing abortion because it is murder, not incrementally banning it because it isn’t safe, etc) and they actually appreciate your referring to abolitionists as pro-lifers because it keeps those differences from being discussed and debated in the wider public sphere. They foster this because they know that many of their followers and financial supporters, are much closer to the abolitionists in ideology and practice, than they are to leading pro-life figures and organizations.

For example, Abby Johnson (who opposes the preaching of the Gospel outside abortion “clinics”) has actually stated publicly that Toby Harmon deserved to be physically assaulted for doing what he did. This pro life leader and former abortion worker believes that all you should do outside the abortion clinic is gather quietly and pray, and that the people who work in abortion clinics are not evil, just in the wrong line of work (her ministry is focused on finding them new jobs, not calling them to repent).

Another interesting aspect of the division between pro-life leaders and abolitionists is the fact that pro-life organization and media sources have actually chosen not to cover any of the exploits of abolitionists. When they have, such as when LifeSiteNews covered this incident, they have been reprimanded and pressured by pro life leaders to take their stories down and not give any press to the abolitionist cause. Other leaders like Jill Stanek who are very aware of what is going on within the burgeoning abolitionist community have chosen not to cover this incident because they have their typing fingers on the pulse of pro-life movement and not the abolitionist movement.

This is because she knows and recognizes there is a great difference between pro-lifers and abolitionists and she wants to make sure that difference remains as muddled as possible. This is all good and certainly their prerogative, but the point of this long status is important to put out there.

Abolitionists are not pro lifers. We do not refer to ourselves or our work using that label. We associate the label “pro life” with things like voting for John McCain and Mitt Romney, supporting laws which protect the right to murder babies so long as they don’t feel any pain, regulating and temporarily shutting down abortion clinics because they are not safe enough or clean enough, going on big walks with other people who think these things out to be the focus, focusing more on saving the babies and leaving the culture the way it is rather than changing the culture in order to save the babies, leaving the Gospel out of the public debate about abortion, etc.

Sorry to be nit-picky with your news reporting (we do appreciate it), but words and labels have meanings and you are making false connections that serve to keep the country lukewarm about abortion as though there really ought to be a pro-choose-life movement and pro-choose-death movement endlessly battling over increments in America.

We are abolitionists. We are not interested in preserving the way things have been going on in the abortion and prolife industries over the past 41 years.

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Following that major correction about the difference between pro-life and abolition, A/H/A members Tobey Harmo and Jeremy Brown appeared on the media Blog Talk Radio show, Pro-life Fridays.

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Here AHA promotes the show:

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In conclusion, this post is not about opposing Abolish Human Abortion generally. It is also not about whether they asked for permission to published imagery that belonged to people in the pro-life movement or not. What this blog is intended to do is to call AHA to the same Biblical Standards they claim to live by. AHA must realize that they are using the work of those they seek to destroy. They are profiting off years of pro-life work as well. This is not about using pro-life materials as they are offered, this is about labeling what has been produced by the PLM as AHA (i.e. the poster examples above.) If AHA wants to be as purist as they claim, perhaps they need to do the difficult work of locating aborted children and photographing babies that they dig out of trash dumpsters, perhaps they need to develop their own media outlets rather than trying to get attention by the well established Pro-life media and in the event that AHA ever risks anything the way pro-life people have in the way of arrests, I would certainly hope that Abolish Human Abortion would not use the same pro-life attorneys paid for by the very fundraising efforts they despise.

I invite you to leave your comments. I welcome corrections, please post them below. I have tried to be as accurate as I could.