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My Abortion, My Life” — Attempt to Destigmatize Abortion ^ | 12/19/2011 | John Jansen

Posted on 12/19/2011 10:58:41 AM PST by Morgana

We found out recently about a new campaign called My Abortion, My Life. Based in Cleveland, they’ve recently placed ads on the city’s buses as part of their effort to start the “long process of” — wait for it — “de-stigmatizing abortion in our society.”

Campaigns like this that set out to normalize abortion are doomed to fail.

Why? Because they’ve always failed. And there’s no reason to believe things won’t be different this time. “I Had an Abortion” T-Shirts: An Idea That Never Caught On.

Remember the “I Had an Abortion” T-shirts released in 2004?

If you don’t, you’re not alone. Even after a big publicity splash when they were introduced, they were — to the surprise of exactly no one — never very popular. (And, what’s more, the online store that once sold them is no longer accessible.)

twitterabortion2Then, two years later, Ms. Magazine tried a similar campaign. It, too, was a flop. As League National Director Joe Scheidler wrote at the time:

We understand the current issue of Ms. Magazine includes a list of over one-thousand names of women who are proud that they had their children exterminated by abortion. The editors of Ms. claim to have five-thousand such testimonials, too many to run in their quarterly magazine.

Sad and sick as this Elly Smeal idea is, it still says nothing of much significance since there have been more than 50 million abortions since 1973. Even if this list does include 5,000 authentic names, they represent only one “happy-with-my-abortion” woman for every 9,999 who are not boasting about their abortions—and who are living with who knows how much guilt and sorrow.

Then there’s, which in its heyday was quite the repository of women’s stories of abortion non-regret. It now appears to be defunct and only accessible via the Wayback Machine. Ditto for its blog. And no tweets in over 5 months. Nobody Likes Abortion

It’s not by accident that even the most staunchly “pro-choice” politicians do whatever they can to avoid ever saying the word “abortion”. Instead, they say they’re advocates for “women’s health,” and they “support reproductive rights”, or “support women’s reproductive freedom” — but they typically don’t touch the word “abortion” with a 10-foot pole.

They’re not stupid: they can read public opinion polls, and they know that the vast majority of people are, at the very least, uncomfortable with abortion. Abortion Stigma: A Sign of a Healthy Conscience

Abortion doesn’t have stigma attached to it because people haven’t gotten over their “hang-ups” about it. It has stigma attached to it because abortion kills a tiny, defenseless person. No amount of propaganda or public awareness campaigns that try to “promote a new dialogue” can change that.

Abortion stigma isn’t cultural. It’s moral.

When a woman feels guilty about having chosen an abortion—or when a man feels guilty about having consented to the abortion of his child—that’s actually the sign of a healthy conscience. It’s an indication that the person knows: I’ve done something wrong.

Those who have had abortions need the healing and they need forgiveness their hearts long for—not to be told that what they did was good.

They don’t need “My Abortion, My Life.” They need Project Rachel, or Rachel’s Vineyard, or any one of countless other post-abortion ministries that are ready to offer them true compassion and love. Take Action

My Abortion, My Life’s website currently has a message that reads:

We hear that Cleveland RTA [Rapid Transit Association] is getting anti-abortion complaints. Please take a moment to call RTA and tell them how much you like the ads! Call the RTA feedback line at 216-566-5227.

It’s good to know that people are calling to complain about the ads. Keep the complaints coming! Call the Cleveland RTA at 216-566-5227.

TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; clinic; moralabsolutes; prolife
They just keep stooping lower.
1 posted on 12/19/2011 10:58:47 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Even more disgusting is the attempt to relate “reproductive rights” to the “holiday season”.

Apparently, abortion = Christmas to these bastards.

Gail Collins, of the NY Slimes, leads the charge.

2 posted on 12/19/2011 11:01:43 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Morgana

it should be “my abortion, my baby’s death”. Sickos.

3 posted on 12/19/2011 11:06:55 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: Morgana

The key to destigmatization of abortion is the dehumanization of the victim. It’s not a baby, or a human being, it’s a fetus. If people thought of an unborn baby as what it really is, the whole process of abortion becomes abhorrent.

4 posted on 12/19/2011 11:07:26 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mbynack

What kills me is that fetus is Latin for baby.

5 posted on 12/19/2011 11:09:36 AM PST by Morgana (Rent this Space....Cheap)
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To: Morgana; NYer; Salvation; narses

OT, did you see this?

6 posted on 12/19/2011 11:22:37 AM PST by AliVeritas (Pray. God's will be done. Abortion leaves two victims, the mother and the child.)
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To: Morgana
"My Abortion, (the end of) My Child's Life"

Their foolish tea-shirts should say:


7 posted on 12/19/2011 12:19:40 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (
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To: Morgana
A ministry to help those who have suffered an abortion, both the mothers and the fathers of those little ones killed in innocence.

8 posted on 12/19/2011 4:06:35 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana
My Abortion, My Life

I have no doubt that the sick scum who came up with this slogan never figured on everybody scratching their heads and thinking, "No. Your abortion, somebody else's life."

9 posted on 12/19/2011 4:10:53 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Salvation


“one weekend at a time”?

10 posted on 12/19/2011 4:12:10 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Salvation

Placemark for pingout tomorrow.

11 posted on 12/19/2011 10:33:56 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Morgana; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AKA Elena; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; Alexander Rubin; Amos the Prophet; ...
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After all these decades of Feminazism, legal abortion, NARAL - abortion still apparently needs "de-stimatization". Why is that? Because more and more people - especially women - and young people - realize that abortion is murder of the helpless!

12 posted on 12/20/2011 10:15:59 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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