This week, LifeTalk takes a look at discrimination facing Pro-Life advocates today. From bogus state bills aimed to curtail Pro-Life activism to attacks against the personhood of preborn children, the abortion industry has issued a full-blown assault on the Pro-Life cause. Hopefully these pundits have braced for the long haul, because we won’t be backing down any time soon. The show is co-anchored by Texas Right to Life staffers Melissa Conway and Elizabeth McClung, and Life Dynamics leaders Mark Crutcher and Renee Hobbs. Let’s dive into this week’s topics.
In anti-Life discrimination this week, exhibit A comes from abortion-loving California, where a new bill tramples the First Amendment rights of – you guessed – Pro-Life activists. The city of Oakland, which boasts extreme rates of violent crime, has launched a new attack on Pro-Life activists seeking to expose abortion industry corruption. Bill 1671 comes in direct response to Pro-Life undercover activists exposing Planned Parenthood via undercover videos filmed in the state. When the legislator carrying the bill was asked for comment, he referred media to Planned Parenthood.
In a yawn-inducing stunt, an anti-Life pundit at Slate bemoaned acknowledging the reality of preborn Lives by using [non-graphic!] images of preborn children. In her disturbingly vitriolic piece, Allison Benedikt says:
[Using these images] got us thinking about how the more we treat fetuses like people—including them in our family photo shoots, tagging them on our Facebook walls, giving them their own Twitter accounts—the harder it will be to deny that they are people when the next, say, personhood amendment comes up, with legislators and activists arguing that “the unborn child” inside a pregnant woman’s womb should have the same rights as the living among us.
In short, Benedikt is literally acknowledging that reality is bad for the abortion movement. This is an example of the most egregious form of discrimination – discrimination against the most vulnerable members of society. Prejudice against the preborn only serves to compound the injustice of rampant abortion afflicting children in modern-day America and does nothing – absolutely nothing – to propel women’s rights or health. How about this compromise: we’ll stop superimposing images of the preborn when the abortion industry stops ripping babies out of their mothers’ wombs and wholesaling their parts.
Next, Center for Medical Progress-related news again made headlines this summer – this time in Washington, where Planned Parenthood launched another attack on the public’s right to know the truth. When CMP leader David Daleiden and other concerned citizens asked the state to publicize records from the taxpayer-funded University of Washington about the relationship between the school and Planned Parenthood, the abortion behemoth sued the Center for Medical Progress. As Texas Right to Life previously reported, the CMP issued a statement explaining: “Planned Parenthood and their allies have yet again stormed into federal court, this time demanding the suppression of public records about Planned Parenthood’s supply of aborted baby parts to the taxpayer-sponsored, NIH-funded fetal harvesting service at the University of Washington.”
Pro-Life advocates today face greater vitriol than ever before – and that fact speaks volumes about our efficacy. We are winning, and the abortion industry is losing. We should not be surprised, therefore, that the abortion industry’s true colors are showing – and those colors are every bit as ugly as the bloodstained path they leave in their wake.
Watch this week’s full episode of LifeTalk here.