Skip to comments.My Abortion, My Life” — Attempt to Destigmatize Abortion
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, theyve recently placed ads on the citys 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 theyve always failed. And theres no reason to believe things wont 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 dont, youre 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, whats 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 abortionsand who are living with who knows how much guilt and sorrow.
Then theres Imnotsorry.net, which in its heyday was quite the repository of womens 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
Its 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 theyre advocates for womens health, and they support reproductive rights, or support womens reproductive freedom but they typically dont touch the word abortion with a 10-foot pole.
Theyre 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 doesnt have stigma attached to it because people havent 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 isnt cultural. Its moral.
When a woman feels guilty about having chosen an abortionor when a man feels guilty about having consented to the abortion of his childthats actually the sign of a healthy conscience. Its an indication that the person knows: Ive done something wrong.
Those who have had abortions need the healing and they need forgiveness their hearts long fornot to be told that what they did was good.
They dont need My Abortion, My Life. They need Project Rachel, or Rachels 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 Lifes 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.
Its good to know that people are calling to complain about the ads. Keep the complaints coming! Call the Cleveland RTA at 216-566-5227.
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.
it should be “my abortion, my baby’s death”. Sickos.
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.
What kills me is that fetus is Latin for baby.
OT, did you see this?
Their foolish tea-shirts should say:
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."
“one weekend at a time”?
Placemark for pingout tomorrow.
Freepmail wagglebee to subscribe or unsubscribe from the moral absolutes ping list.
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!
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