The first three minutes of the video at Live Action are really inspiring with a young girl talking about considering abortion and how some signs changed her mind and then…well things get ugly.
Live Action’s blog does a great job of finding pro-life stories that really matter. Check them out.
May 7, 2011 at 5:46 am
I got to be a part of that GAP at UC Irvine that Candice was inspired by!! UC Irvine's Students for Life is an awesome group, please pray for them!
May 7, 2011 at 6:08 am
Let's put it this way… if grandma were dying of cancer, you wouldn't put pictures of grandma's dead body on display out of respect for her in efforts to raise cancer awareness, would you? the groups that put babies' body parts in posters and such are selling the same lie that the abortionists do: that these babies aren't actually human and therefore don't deserve the same compassion, respect, and sensitivity. in my opinion, that's even worse because they're making themselves out to be the "good guys" just because they oppose the abortionists.
while i am definitely pro-life, i really am hesitant to support groups like GAP. there is a better way to get the message across. Christ calls us to love all, including the unborn. showing mutilated body parts…is that really loving the people who they belonged to? sure groups like GAP saves lives like Candice' daughter's… but we have to be focused on more than just the ends; the means of achieving those ends show a lot about our integrity …or sometimes lack thereof.
I'm not out to condemn anyone…just some food for thought. I'm also reminded of how Bl. John Paul II wanted to be the voice for the voiceless. If there's only one group of people that can't speak for themselves, it'd definitely be the precious lives growing inside their mothers' wombs.
May 7, 2011 at 6:14 am
When I watched that girl act the way she did, it made me wonder if she possibly had an abortion. I just felt that there was more behind her reaction than just being mad at the pro-lifers. Of course, I do not know for sure but if that was the case, we need to make sure that we pray for these people so they will have a change of heart.
May 7, 2011 at 6:35 am
When I was a kid, they showed me pictures in school of what was done in the death camps of Nazi Germany.
Those pictures were made because it was feared that people wouldn't believe it if they didn't see the pictures for themselves. And indeed, some people today still don't believe.
Seeing is believing. Many people are being told lies about abortion that these pictures refute.
May 7, 2011 at 9:31 am
William Wilberforce confronted people with the grisly details of slavery, and it shocked them into humanity. Abortion has been sanitized in the mainstream, and we have to fight it so that people who support it may have a crisis of conscience.
We can't call them pro-choice. It's a misnomer. I don't know what term the more PC prefer, but one shouldn't use that one.
We can't call those places 'clinics'. Whether one likes the term 'mills' or not, that's what they are.
We can't let them tell us to hide the truth about what they do. And remember, the stages of development is one of the many things they lie about to women. If a woman sees the feet a child less than one month old in the womb, she's not going to buy it when the abortion counsellor tells her that the fetus is a blob until the ninth month.
We've been passive too long. We need to start punishing Republicans for treating us like free votes, and we need to be more like Scheidler on the sidewalks. That great man saved lives and was crucified for it–a sign that he was doing the right thing.
May 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm
I agree with you about the pictures. I also agree with you about the ends versus the means. Although I myself am pro-choice, I have had the discussion with many people about effective ways of getting your info accross, versus putting people off and marginalizing your message. Thank you for your comment.
May 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm
Kind of pathetic that the protester could not even manage to destroy that sign.
May 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm
When I see pro-abortion zealots like this misguided young girl, in a bizarre way, I am reminded of Gollum from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. His moral sense and moral compass has been so perverted and twisted by the evil of the One Ring that he rejects the wholesome and healing influences of the elves and their lembas bread (easy to interpret as a symbol for the Eucharist)and instead embraces dark, evil, foul dead things (caves, slimy fish, and Shelob the monstrous spider). He proclaims good to be evil and evil to be good. In a similar way, pro-abortion zealots are so committed to their ideology that they reject the abundant evidence (not to mention simple logic) that the fetus in the womb is a developing human being and invoke meaningless slogans of "choice" and "back alley abortions." They embrace child murder in the name of women's rights, proclaiming evil to be good, and good to be evil.
May 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm
@tmddstett It is not to prove that grandma died of cancer, it is to prove that there was a grandma. These are the good guys. Grandma was recognized by the state through her birth certificate and now a death certificate. The newly begotten sovereign beings created and endowed by OUR CREATOR are refused acknowledgment as human beings by the state even though these sovereign persons constitute our nation from the first moment of their existence through their sovereign personhoood. These souls are the standard of Justice in their moral and legal innocence, the compelling interest of the state in protecting their existence. WE are God's children. "WE, the people hold these truths to be self-evident…" The Right to Choose imposes a core change to our human dignity and existence-that man exists to serve the state, when it is the state that is constituted for man. The pictures are a fulfillment of Habeas Corpus constitutional law that says "We have the body" Here is the body, a human being with civil rights, whose civil rights, as you have pointed out, do not end with death but are immortal and so we speak with the murdered human being's civil rights to free speech. "Here I am Lord, I come to do you will"
An individual may break any law to save a life. The Sabbath is made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
May 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm
I see people like this every year at the march for life here in Ottawa. Why the rage? Every year people scream in our faces, swear at us, some of the women go topless to try and scandalize the marchers. Why is the sight of pro-lifers so threatening to these people that they literally go insane?
May 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Long ago, I went to a driving school to learn how to drive. Our instructors had a somewhat visual and unspoken form of teaching us safe driving: they had posters/pictures along the wall of accident victims who drank, who drove too fast, who did not wear seatbelts, etc. More effective than one of those old melodramatic "Blood on the Highway" type of films. It was real.
May 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm
May 8, 2011 at 8:17 pm
If you go for the destruction of placards you shouldn't be showing everyone placards have more brains than you have.
She should pay the damage at the very least; but a prosecution would do her a lot of good.
May 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm
I don't think that was merely rage she was expressing. It was more like desperation. I work at a pregnancy resource center, and I have seen hundreds of women in the midst of crisis pregnancies. I would not be surprised if this girl has aborted in the past. There are a lot of women (and men) out there who are suffering from post abortion syndrome. They often repress their feelings of guilt, and they come out in other ways. Some of the most adamant "abortion rights" advocates are really trying to justify their own sinful "choices" and are many times in great pain. For all I know this girl is just trying to get attention, but I have seen too many hurting women in need of healing to assume that. This doesn't make me angry (as it may have a few years ago). It makes me deeply sad and reminds me that I need to be on my knees praying for all of the men and women out there who are going through this. If we as a nation could live the virtue of chastity, we could avoid a lot of needless suffering.
May 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm
If graphic images of the consequences of the VietNam war had not been available then what.
May 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Also when one attends training in Catholic dioceses required for working with children or youth one encounters some startlingly graphic things. Should these be suppressed?
The images display an ugly and horrible truth.
May 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm
I completely agree that the means are as important as the ends (hence the fracas over the video 'sting' of PP a few months ago). That said, there are things about which people of good will can still disagree.
However, philosophically speaking, there is no moral equivalence between Grandma dying of cancer, and an unborn baby being aborted. One (cancer) is an accident, and so an amoral occurance. The other (abortion) is a deliberate act of the will, contrary to Natural Law. Again, the ends don't justify the means as you point out, but if Grandma's cancer was self induced through smoking 40 cigarettes a day, might not a shocking picture of the cancerous growth scare a few people straight? I must admit, I have no stance on the best methods of conveying this information, so am prepared to accept a wide range of solutions.
May 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm
I don't see any problem with showing these pictures to adults. While children may be unduly frightened by them, there is no good reason to coddle college students. The pictures are disturbing, no doubt but the those who are comfortable with abortion need to be unsettled so that they may reject abortion like the first young lady did.
May 9, 2011 at 5:26 pm
I wonder if Homeland Security saw the violence of this pro-death advocate?
May 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm
It is profound that the strumpet at the end, faced with actual pictures of the horrors of abortion, resorts to blabbering about "back-alley" abortions, a classic bit of propaganda from WAY before she was born. I'm sure her "spirit guides" have indoctrinated her well.