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Is “Jane Young” an abortionist?

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Do you believe an abortion mill is a “sanctuary” where “abortion caregivers” perform “nurturing” abortions? The person who founded the website ThisIsMyAbortion.com does. This individual, who goes by the name “Jane Young,” claims to be a woman who has experienced a most blissful murder and chose to post pictures of her own aborted victim to counteract the graphic images held by pro-life protesters – a move that minted a new star in the pro-abortion world. But is “she” everything she claims to be?

Color me skeptical, but I don’t buy it. The author’s every word demonizes pro-life protesters while elevating those who dismember unborn babies to the status of demigods. Her cloying account has the depth of a cardboard cutout, and her obsessive adulation for abortionists would make even NARAL’s most fevered PR hand blush. Its rhetorical excesses force one to question the author’s honesty on every front, including the writer’s purported identity.

In an op-ed in the Guardian, Young claimed her mother had an illegal abortion in a foreign country “and almost died.” (Cliche 1, check.) Another beloved friend was “mortified” by pro-life protesters holding signs en route to her appointment. (Cliche 2.) 

Soon, Young returned to the clinic for her own abortion, when she bolted into action with her spontaneous education campaign. “Due to the security risk to patients and abortion caregivers, the clinic had moved down the street,” she wrote. (Cliche I’ve-already-lost-count.) As she walked, she was palpably “afraid of being harmed by the anti-abortion protesters,” although she admits most just “prayed silently.”

This specter lifted when, upon opening its “bulletproof” doors, she experienced nirvana, met the most venerable of all medical professionals: abortion providers.

(Click “like” if you want to end abortion! )

In real life, abortionists are people like Kermit Gosnell, Abraham Alberto Hodari, or Carol Everett. But in Young’s psychodrama, they are inevitably described as “abortion caregivers” imperiled by misogynistic troglodytes seeking to hinder their selfless service to womyn everywhere.

She did not merely receive a Planned Parenthood sales pitch before climbing onto an unsanitary table; her “psyche [was] held by empathetic professionals.” 

The abortion industry profiteers did not merely make a depressing and potentially life-threatening service more tolerable; they created “a safe, warm space within the clinic, they genuinely cared for my overall well-being and were nothing short of professional.”

They were not helpful or comforting; they were “hands-down incredible…These caregivers are true heroes.”

In her public statements these “caregivers” are mentioned at least as much as the women who use their services – supposedly like herself – and inevitably presented in embarrassingly superlative terms. But when one likens an abortion mill to a “sanctuary,” that makes abortionists the priests and shamans of a very bloody religion whose sacred rites Young does not like to see mocked.

When she took her pictures, she made sure that “none of the abortion caregivers were in any of the shots out of respect for their privacy and security.” After they, they were just “doctors that were trying to do their jobs.”

Young claimed pro-lifers’ “heartless use of lifeless fetus images” was “just propaganda…being used as a weapon” to leave the public “cheated, lied to and manipulated.” Is this picture of Feng Jianmei’s forcibly aborted child a “fraud”? Isn’t the allegation that the child depicted here – who looks just like the child in the photos Young besmirches – revictimizing Feng and the millions of women forced into an abortion Chinese authorities would prefer they not depict?

Abortions differ. Some methods – particularly the one forced upon unwilling multitudes in China – leave a corpse like this one. Others reduce the unborn child to little more than a collection of mutilated body parts swimming in a cocktail of its own blood. That does not mean, as this writer claimed elsewhere, “There was no dead baby in the jar.” 

“I think the biggest misconception about abortion in the U.S. is that it is always a barbaric experience,” she writes. “The very act of abortion has been propagated as murder and women and abortion caregivers have been vilified as murderers…Rather, it has been secure, clean and I would argue, even nurturing.”

The use of the word “nurturing” takes us into the kind of bizarre fantasyland that exists only in recruitment pamphlets.

When Young makes policy pronouncements, they center around the caregiver/hero/high priests.

She claimed, “It is absolutely imperative that every measure is taken to keep abortion legal and safe for women to obtain and for their caregivers to perform.” (Emphasis added.) She also demands pro-lifers be barred from protesting within several feet of clinic entrances – a demand abortionists have long made.

Young claimed she took a low dose of pain-killers so she could remain awake to snap these pictures without being seen. But could an abortionist not as easily snap a few unnoticed photographs while her, or his, patient was sedated into a light sleep?

Could the reason that no abortionist is in the picture – a fact Young takes pains to explain away – be caused by the fact that she was the abortionist?

It wouldn’t be the first time an abortionist had profited by lying about his work, taking unethical advantage of women, and denying the humanity of his unborn victims.

This article originally appeared on TheRightsWriter.com and is reprinted with permission.


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Read the 25 rudest things women hear when they announce they’re expecting again

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If you have more children than our new, sub-replacement U.S. fertility rate of 1.88 children, you've undoubtedly heard them: rude comments about your “large” family. Whether medical personnel continually ask you about sterilization at your medical check-ups, or fellow shoppers stare at your three children like the Duggars have just walked in the store, the non-suicidal segment of the U.S. population has to deal with inappropriate and off-putting words and behavior from those slowly contracepting themselves into extinction.

In fact, this social pressure has become so commonplace that TheStir.com – which can usually be depended upon to be reliably pro-abortion – has decided the breeder-shaming has gone too far. The website has compiled the 25 rudest things women hear when they announce that they are expecting again. Among them:

  • “With my last pregnancy, my boss told me I needed to have an abortion and get my tubes tied.”

  • "So who is getting fixed after this one, you or your husband?"

  • "Don't you feel bad that you're not going to pay as much attention to your daughter now?"

  • "Again?!"

  • "You are done after this ... aren't you?"

  • "Are you sure? I mean you just had a baby."

  • “Don't you know what rubbers are?”

  • "With all the forms of birth control out there, there is no reason why someone should be pregnant if they don't wanna be." Well duh lady ... we wanted to be!

  • “My mother told my sister, ‘She’s just trying to get a reaction out of me.’”

Read the whole list here.

Cross-posted at TheRightsWriter.com.


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Stay classy: ‘Pizza and Porno’ fundraiser will benefit Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood is anything but starved for funds, but it's always looking to sink its teeth into new revenue streams. And it has proven in the past that taste and decorum pose no barrier to their cashing a check.

A St. Louis man has unveiled the newest benefit for the nation's leading abortion provider: A Pizza & Porno Party.

For five dollars, people can chew gooey mozzarella while watching the 1979 porn film Hot and Saucy Pizza Girls. The Riverfront Times reports, “the money goes to Planned Parenthood.”

What could be less appetizing than watching a 35-year-old porn film in a darkened roomful of strangers? Knowing that your participation helps kill babies.

The event will take place at a bar called “The Crack Fox,” a name that exudes class, sophistication, and full compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations.

"We're trying to promote a positive attitude towards sexuality and promote the very important services of a health clinic,” Kloun said.

One of those “important functions” – at least, one of the few Planned Parenthood likes to talk about – is diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases, like those pandemic in the porn industry. One of the stars of Hot and Saucy Pizza Girls, the late John Holmes, died in 1988 from AIDS, a disease Planned Parenthood believes people have the right to conceal from their sexual partners. (Holmes reportedly exercised this option, making films after he knew he was HIV-positive.)

Periodic outbreaks of AIDS or syphilis have shut down the porn industry temporarily, and researchers at Boston University found that watching porn made young girls five-times more likely to engage in group sex. Porn mainstreams aberrant sexual practices and makes its viewers more likely to take part in risky sex that spreads disease.

In other words, this Kloun clown's fundraiser is a perfect match: imbecilic culture, low-brow “entertainment,” immature self-indulgence, and abortion – the murderous “solution” that covers up the consequences of sexual liberation.

Perhaps the most charitable thing that can be said is that this is not the most distasteful thing Planned Parenthood profits from.

Cross-posted at TheRightsWriter.com.


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Why they marched, in their own words: Cool video from M4L 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Americans who believe in the right to life rarely get to present their motivation, their beliefs, or their personality in their own words. The media brand them as "anti-abortion," or "anti-choice," selecting the least representative figures and carefully editing their quotations to fit a preconceived narrative that pro-lifers are zealots, fanatics, and extremists. But pro-life Americans have had a surprising number of opportunities to speak for themselves recently - from Lila Rose's appearance on Crossfire to the video below, produced by the Heritage Foundation.

Heritage did what real journalists used to do: Go into the field and pound the pavement, interviewing participants to ask them why they're active and what made them brave subzero temperatures to make a political statement that too often falls on deaf ears.

The end of the video features Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst Sarah Torre's analysis:

The March for Life is important because of the truth that it proclaims: that every person from the moment of conception is a distinct and living human being who has the right to life. This isn't a right that just belongs to the strong or the  powerful. It's a right that belongs to all human beings regardless of their age, dependence, or ability.

Torre is exactly right. America must recognize the truth expressed in the Declaration of Independence "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Without the Founders' unique genius that all rights are God-given and cannot be infringed by government, no right is secure.

Removing God from the Declaration of Independence, as President Obama has so often done, leaves all rights subject to the tyranny of the majority. History proves time and again that, in a godless society, politics becomes nothing more than Nietzsche's will to power, the war of each against all, and the subjugation of the weak and powerless to the strong and ruthless. That is precisely the kind of society the right to life movement is trying to avoid.

This short, inspiring video will help convey the noble intentions and heartfelt beliefs of those who marched this week. Hat's off to Heritage for producing it.


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