In their talking points, today’s abortion advocates conveniently and pointedly avoid the notion that as recently as the early 1960s, abortion played no role in the feminist movement — a distinctly separate cultural phenomenon from the sexual revolution.
And yet, since the United States Supreme Court handed down its 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, legalizing abortion on demand in all 50 states, the lives of more than more than 60 million voiceless souls have been terminated. The largest abortion provider in the nation is Planned Parenthood.
Still, that level of carnage doesn’t seem egregious enough for abortion’s most ardent enthusiasts.
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In an aim to grow their support base and normalize the barbaric practice, these individuals are now targeting kids in middle school.
The activist group “Shout Your Abortion” (SYA) has released a controversial new video, “Kids Meet Someone Who’s Had an Abortion,” by a Seattle-based company, HiHo Kids.
In an eight-minute YouTube video, Shout Your Abortion’s co-founder, Amelia Bonow, tries to persuade tweens about the merits of having an abortion.
“They just suck the pregnancy out,” she tells them bluntly of her own abortion procedure.
“It was like a crappy dentist appointment or something.”
Bonow also tells the kids that life begins when they decide it does — and that abortion is all “part of God’s plan.”
The video so far has been viewed some 320,000 times since it was posted at the end of December.
This abortion messaging is not just disturbing to all those who value life — it’s terribly misleading.
A trip to the dentist ends rather quickly, in most cases — while the deep emotional scars of terminating a human life can last a lifetime.
“I had an abortion and as a result suffered from nameless anxiety alternating with depression for decades,” wrote Sue Ellen Browder, a former writer for Cosmopolitan magazine, in The Federalist.
The author of “Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement,” Browder — very tellingly — is now pro-life.
It’s worth noting that the annual March for Life is coming up shortly in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18, 2019. It’s the world’s largest pro-life event.
How many networks and publications will cover it with more than just a 30-second or two-line mention? How many will cover it at all?
Will it get the same sort of attention that the anti-Trump Women’s March has been getting ever since President Donald Trump was elected?
We shall see.
Elizabeth Economou is a former CNBC staff writer and adjunct professor.