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Holiday for Abortionists—Seriously
TownHall ^ | 3/9/04 | Joel Mowbray

Posted on 03/08/2004 9:14:04 PM PST by diotima

This Wednesday, March 10th, is a holiday with which you may not be familiar, but should be: the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.

The very fact that there exists such a “holiday”—created in 1996 and co-sponsored by more than twenty major groups, including Planned Parenthood and National Organization for Women (NOW)—says everything you need to know about the pro-abortion movement today.

Most ordinary Americans who identify themselves as “pro-choice” would be disgusted that abortion providers are being hailed as heroes. Even to people who support keeping the procedure legal, abortion is not something to be glorified.

The National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers cannot be dismissed as something celebrated by fringe elements, though.

Aside from Planned Parenthood and NOW, it is endorsed by such mainstream “pro-choice” groups as National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The abortionist appreciation “holiday,” according to the web site of the umbrella group that founded it, Refuse and Resist, entails such as activities as “local appreciation day events,” and asking people to use their “imagination, creativity and dedication to help create a climate” where abortionists “can hold their heads high.”

The Refuse and Resist web site also encourages people to give gifts to their friendly local abortion providers.

So what do you get someone after a long day of collapsing the skulls of unborn children so their tiny bodies fall lifeless out of the uterus? A “breakfast basket of fruit or muffins” is recommended.

Some will complain that I’m making abortionists look worse by highlighting partial-birth abortion, a particularly gruesome procedure.

But that’s the thing about abortion. It’s always gruesome. It’s always violent. The end result is always that an unborn child dies at the hand of the abortionist.

Over the years, though, most Americans never really had to bother much with the details of abortion. All that changed, however, with the long-running debate over partial-birth abortion.

When the partial-birth abortion issue came to prominence in 1995, support for abortion was at its highest point in nearly two decades. Gallup found that 56% of Americans identified themselves as “pro-choice,” compared to only 33% calling themselves “pro-life.”

The hard-core abortion supporters preferred the clinical-sounding medical term “dilation and extraction.” The public didn’t.

Once Americans were forced to consider the ugly reality of a procedure where full-term babies are partially delivered breech (meaning feet first) so that the brain could be suctioned out, support for abortion—not just partial-birth—plummeted.

Since 2001, roughly the same number of people polled by Gallup identified themselves as “pro-choice” as “pro-life,” a seismic shift in public opinion in just six years.

Most Americans now find abortion morally wrong when done in any type of procedure, and only one-third think that ending the life of the unborn child is morally acceptable, according to a Gallup poll released last summer.

Perhaps the most logical explanation is that more and more people recognize the core nature of abortion. Even the most common procedures, such as “suction curettage” (typically performed in the first trimester) or “dilation and evacuation” (usually done in the second and third trimesters), are too horrifying to fathom.

As described by pregnantpause.org, “suction curettage” is where an abortionist inserts into a woman's dilated cervix a tube with a sharp edge on it that "is connected to a suction device, similar to a home vacuum cleaner but much more powerful. Between the sharp edge and the force of the suction, the developing baby is torn apart and the pieces sucked out through the tube.”

Even more gruesome is “dilation and evacuation.” From pregnantpause.org: “A seaweed-based substance called ‘laminaria’ is inserted into the cervix to dilate it, usually overnight. The next day forceps with sharp metal teeth are inserted and used to twist and tear off the unborn baby's limbs and remove them piece-by-piece. The head is usually too large to be removed whole and must be crushed.”

It’s not difficult to see why the more the details of abortion creep into the public debate, the more pro-life Americans become. It’s only natural. Abortion’s “ok”—as long as it is just a “choice.”

When people are forced to think about the details inherent in an abortion, however, fewer and fewer people support “choice” when they realize what that “choice” actually entails—and fewer still will celebrate the abortionist “holiday.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionismurder; abortionists; aclu; activists; cultureofdeath; culturewar; infanticide; joelmowbray; murder; murderersholiday; naral; now; providers; socialism; socialists
You can't make this stuff up.
1 posted on 03/08/2004 9:14:04 PM PST by diotima
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2 posted on 03/08/2004 9:15:11 PM PST by diotima (Free the Miranda Memos!)
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To: AnnaZ
yowza.
3 posted on 03/08/2004 9:16:33 PM PST by diotima (Free the Miranda Memos!)
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To: diotima
A holiday according WHICH government? Haiti's satanic voodoo maybe?

I can declare my birthday a holiday - what does that prove?
4 posted on 03/08/2004 9:18:25 PM PST by steplock ( Or)
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To: diotima
The Refuse and Resist web site also encourages people to give gifts to their friendly local abortion providers.

Like they do for the Satanic priests after an infant sacrifice. How appropriate.

5 posted on 03/08/2004 9:18:40 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: diotima
Perhaps the most logical explanation is that more and more people recognize the core nature of abortion. Even the most common procedures, such as “suction curettage” (typically performed in the first trimester) or “dilation and evacuation” (usually done in the second and third trimesters), are too horrifying to fathom.

While the innocent little victim is still alive.

6 posted on 03/08/2004 9:21:36 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: diotima
Read this article about the "Roe effect" Basically, the arguement is that it is primarily liberal women who have abortions. Assuming the political thinking of children generally mirrors that of their parents, what is happening over time is conservatives are out reproducing liberals.

Quantifying the Roe Effect

7 posted on 03/08/2004 9:22:23 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: diotima; King Prout; little jeremiah; My2Cents; BibChr; dixiechick2000; BigSkyFreeper
Good Lord. This is news to me, disgusting as it is.

8 posted on 03/08/2004 9:23:12 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: diotima
Seriously....thank you for this post. It made me ill. I have been sitting on the fence over this for many years. I have now made my decision to become actively Pro Life. Thank you once again......FP
9 posted on 03/08/2004 9:23:39 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I just realized that because I'm lefthanded, the right side of my brain has been working correctly)
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To: diotima
Here is another picture to remind us of the mindset of the abortionists:

"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." - Isaiah

10 posted on 03/08/2004 9:27:11 PM PST by I still care
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To: diotima
AKA "No Labor Day."
11 posted on 03/08/2004 9:28:20 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (I am personally opposed to terminating abortion providers. . . .)
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To: diotima
. . . help create a climate where abortionists "can hold their heads high."

I would rather help create a climate where infacts can hold their heads intact.

12 posted on 03/08/2004 9:31:35 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (I am personally opposed to terminating abortion providers. . . .)
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To: diotima
I suspect they'll be taking the day off from work....err no...They protest for a living...nevermind.
13 posted on 03/08/2004 9:32:28 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Charles Henrickson
where infants can "in fact" hold their heads intact
14 posted on 03/08/2004 9:34:05 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (I am personally opposed to terminating abortion providers. . . .)
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To: I still care
That is the most disgusting spectacle of a sign I have ever seen. You're right, it displays the mindset of these people.
15 posted on 03/08/2004 9:36:26 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
I want to say "welcome". I'm glad you've jumped off the fence. A few days ago, my daughter told me that her friend (her maid of honor, in fact) has a "job" at a Planned Parenthood in Portland Oregon. Her job is to give the "patients" something to focus on while their baby is being sucked out of their body. As a pro-life counselor, this has gripped my heart and gut in a terrible way. I pray non-stop.
16 posted on 03/08/2004 9:36:58 PM PST by luckymom
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To: I still care
Where did you find that picture?!?!?!
17 posted on 03/08/2004 9:37:51 PM PST by luckymom
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To: steplock
The worst part is that March 10th IS my birthday. Abortion provider day, indeed. I was concieved, along with my twin sister, due to the action of fertility drugs. My mother couldn't concieve without them. I was born in 1973. Happy 31st birthday to me. I got a birthday. Shameful that so many do not.
18 posted on 03/08/2004 9:54:49 PM PST by AdequateMan
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To: diotima; JohnHuang2; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; ...
National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers>>

this is sick,

Don't these NOW nags realize that they are allowing the killing of over 50% of their future members?

when will they ever see the light?
19 posted on 03/08/2004 10:10:02 PM PST by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: diotima
Sick freaks.
20 posted on 03/08/2004 10:10:58 PM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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"Between the sharp edge and the force of the suction, the developing baby is torn apart and the pieces sucked out through the tube."

The picture below is of Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life

Fr. Pavone is holding a suction curet, the kind used to murder children waiting to be born. He is standing in a former abortion chamber, which by the grace of God was closed down in May of 1994 and is now the NATIONAL AMERICAN HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, of which I am a board member.

Notice also the sink and garbage disposal. That is where God's precious children were discarded--into the city sewer system.

I have stood in that spot many times--it is a very disturbing place to be. This one mill destroyed 30,000 precious children from 1986 - 1994. I am also the webmaster for the memorial and we have tried to fully document the holocaust that took place there and which continues 24/7 in America and around the world.

Many area high schools have toured the Memorial in Baton Rouge. It is the only one of it's kind in the entire nation, as the three rooms where the killing occured has been left untouched--preserved for historical record.

I realize this is all very sick and disturbing--but this is the very nature of the abortion industry, it dismembers children and scars women for life.

I ask that everyone please visit the website and see it all. It is not unlike a tour of Dachau or Aschwitz. Please forward the site to everyone. They need to know the truth.

Kevin Jeanfreau
deputy director
Knights for Life
aka. Freeper cpforlife.org

21 posted on 03/08/2004 11:15:17 PM PST by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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To: diotima
Monday March 8th was International Women's Day (a socialist holiday that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century). The socialists (especially the NOW NAGS) must have a busy week.
22 posted on 03/08/2004 11:30:53 PM PST by weegee ('...Kerry is like that or so a crack sausage.')
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To: diotima
No lady, the heroes are men that wouldn't impregnate you to begin with.

Although she looks kinda cute! ;-)
23 posted on 03/08/2004 11:32:39 PM PST by Fledermaus (Democrats! The party of total Anarchy!)
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To: I still care
Funny. I thought all these stupid left wing idiots LOVED parasites!

They all are usually parasites on government and society constantly holding their hands out for money.

Can we abort them?
24 posted on 03/08/2004 11:34:55 PM PST by Fledermaus (Democrats! The party of total Anarchy!)
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To: MHGinTN; Coleus; nickcarraway; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Holiday for Abortionists—Seriously

Please let me know if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

25 posted on 03/08/2004 11:47:49 PM PST by cpforlife.org (The Missing Key of the Pro-Life Movement is at www.CpForLife.org)
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To: onyx
Where does one buy a black arm-band?

Dan
26 posted on 03/09/2004 5:27:10 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr; WKB
Isn't this disgusting? Unbelievable. Damn these people.
27 posted on 03/09/2004 5:34:29 AM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: diotima
FWIW, the co-sponsors list, from atlanticblog.com:

I still can't believe the word "catholic" appears in that list.
28 posted on 03/09/2004 6:15:47 AM PST by non-anonymous
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To: onyx
<< Isn't this disgusting? Unbelievable. Damn these people. >>

Altogether too likely.

But it was a serious question -- where do you buy black arm-bands? Do you have to go to a mortuary?

Dan
29 posted on 03/09/2004 6:35:25 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: I still care
Who on earth made that display?
30 posted on 03/09/2004 6:39:20 AM PST by Guillermo (It's tough being a Miami Dolphins fan)
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To: luckymom
Doug from Upland originally posted it, and I kept it for future reference. Check "properties" for the website, it was from a prolife website.
31 posted on 03/09/2004 6:43:52 AM PST by I still care
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To: ChrisCoolC
If you check that organization out, they are not really practicing Catholics - they call themselves that for impact. I think I read once the leader doesn't even attend church.
32 posted on 03/09/2004 6:47:34 AM PST by I still care
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To: I still care; ChrisCoolC
If you check that organization out, they are not really practicing Catholics - they call themselves that for impact. I think I read once the leader doesn't even attend church.

You're correct, but it's much worse than that. Planned Parenthood registered the name "Catholics For a Free Choice" (CFFC) as a subsidiary of theirs, mostly as a joke. For years, CFFC existed only as letterhead paper in a drawer.

Then along came Frances Kissling, a former nun with a virulent hatred of the Catholic Church. She jumped at the chance to run an organization with a name like that, and she brought CFFC to life, so to speak. However, last I heard, CFFC still has no members; relying solely on foundations for its funding.

CFFC does not and has never had any connection with faithful Catholics, and certainly not with the RC Church itself. CFFC's name is a lie.

BTW, I'm quite sure Frances Kissling does not attend church.

33 posted on 03/09/2004 10:41:47 AM PST by Steve1789 (Stay to the far right to get by.)
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To: diotima
I thought they were going to take a holiday from killing babies. My mistake.
34 posted on 03/09/2004 11:00:06 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: 2nd amendment mama; A2J; Agitate; Alouette; Annie03; aposiopetic; attagirl; axel f; Balto_Boy; ...
ProLife Ping!

If anyone wants on or off my ProLife Ping List, please notify me here or by freepmail.

35 posted on 03/09/2004 11:33:17 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Pre-empt the third murder attempt-- Pray for Terry Schiavo!)
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To: diotima
...and asking people to use their “imagination, creativity and dedication to help create a climate” where abortionists “can hold their heads high.”

Truly this requires a tremendous amount of creativity. (Is kerry's wife paying for this?)

36 posted on 03/09/2004 11:46:13 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: diotima
bttt
37 posted on 03/09/2004 3:51:57 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Mr. Silverback
bttt
38 posted on 03/09/2004 11:50:35 PM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: ChrisCoolC
Catholics for a Free Choice

Which is one excommunicated woman and her computer, and funding lots of funding from nefarious sources.

39 posted on 03/10/2004 7:50:22 AM PST by NeoCaveman (New and improved is typically neither!)
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To: I still care
My God, that is chilling.
40 posted on 03/10/2004 7:53:07 AM PST by Constitution Day (Jogging alongside excellence since 1970!)
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